QUESTION: A frequent visitor to
homeaddition.blogspot.com was installing a garage door
opener and needed to know the stud spacing between ceiling joists.
He initially attempted to find out by drilling holes every inch in his
ceiling's sheetrock. After a dozen holes, he contacted us asking for help on
this basic question, "What is the standard stud spacing for walls and
ANSWER: When framing walls, studs are normally spaced on 16
inch centers. In some cases, such as in a garage with no second floor, local
building codes may allow wall stud spacings of 24 inches. Also, in some cases
ceiling joists or roof trusses can be spaced on 24 inch centers.
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