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One suggestion would be to provide a header along and on top of the existing
double plates, strong/stiff enough to provide lateral stability to the 14' high
wall; and build the cripple wall above this header.

Suresh Acharya
http://www.baylinks.com/~suresh

Richard Lewis wrote:

> The contractor built the wall to top plate height, which is 14 feet
> above the floor, at the bearing height of the scissor truss.  He wants to
> build a cripple wall (for lack of better term) above this to the under side
> of the scissor truss, another 5 feet at the ridge line.  This is an interior
> partition.
>
> I don't like this first, because it is not what I detailed, and second,
> because it puts a hinge in the wall.