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was hoping you guys could help me out--we want to put in a new
small partition in this cafe remodel in San Francisco that I am working on. The old partition slopes down, then returns in plan and is attached back to existing walls. the new partition will be built in the exact same footprint but 8' (to the (E) ACT ceiling. Cabinets will be hung from the partition. The deck above is at about 16'. Do you think the framing needs to go to
the deck above or is there a way just to cap off this partition at 8'?
What if the return stepped down to about 45"? It is non-rated. I
hope not to have to go to the deck, but that is a typical detail from
some other retail projects I worked on. Is there a way to attach pdfs so you can see what I am talking about?
Thanks in advance!
 

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was hoping you guys could help me out--we want to put in a new
small partition in this cafe remodel in San Francisco that I am working on. The old partition slopes down, then returns in plan and is attached back to existing walls. the new partition will be built in the exact same footprint but 8' (to the (E) ACT ceiling. Cabinets will be hung from the partition. The deck above is at about 16'. Do you think the framing needs to go to
the deck above or is there a way just to cap off this partition at 8'?
What if the return stepped down to about 45"? It is non-rated. I
hope not to have to go to the deck, but that is a typical detail from
some other retail projects I worked on. Is there a way to attach pdfs so you can see what I am talking about?
Thanks in advance!
Go all the way to the deck, use slip track, it will end up being easier, quicker and sturdier than running kickers to stiffen the wall.
 

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Thanks for the quck responses...I'm on a public computer now but will fill out more of my info when I have more time. I'll try it with the clipping to the grid/bracing back option. Just wanted a sanity check, also not sure if I was clear but by "return" I meant this will be an L-shaped wall wichwill be strong
 

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My mistake. For some reason I thought this wall would be framed in front of cmu. If you're framing a free standing typical partition and it will have millwork hung on it, you should certainly go deck to deck.
 

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I would think you would need to go all the way up just to have something to anchor the top of the wall to.
 

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I can possibly see it work with kickers (braces?)--but I wouldn't really call it free-standing then. I suppose these could attach to the grid, then slope upward to meet the framing. My gut is to go more conservative though especially since this is earthquake country.

EDIT: actually I would slope them downward from the grid and bury the kickers in each leg of the new partition.
 
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