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Are vertical Joints on a 1.5 course run of blocks ok for stud wall

Discussion in 'Your Projects' started by MagicDriver, 13 Jul 2021.

  1. MagicDriver


    13 Jul 2021
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    United Kingdom

    Hope the title was catchy enough

    Basically I purchased this old Barn and he started to level the floors with a run of blocks so he could put up stud wall. I like the idea of splitting finishing his plans, due to the floor being over three levels and not level in any direction he ran about 5 or 6 blocks with a course of a 3rd of block underneath, the joints are vertical, which I know isn't the standard but was done due to it being too hard to get the wall level with staggered joints. The wall is dead level, to me I feel ok with the strength of the wall to stick up a stud wall with 3by2s as it won't have any load. But just wanted to make sure the joints will be ok, I'll try to attach a picture

    I've walked and jumped on the wall and it's not going anywhere. I know it's not standard but hey it's a 1700s barn is anything standard!

    Looking forward to the discussion.

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