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Drywall on 24 inch o.c. framing?

Are there any issues with using 1/2" drywall on 24" o.c. framed walls?

Asked by Jerry Liebler
Posted Jun 25, 2014 11:49 PM ET
Edited Jun 26, 2014 5:25 AM ET

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Jerry,
Q. "Are there any issues with using 1/2-inch drywall on 24 inch o.c. framed walls?"

A. No. This installation meets code as well as manufacturers' recommendations. (See, for example, this document from U.S. Gypsum.)

If you are installing 1/2-inch drywall on ceilings that are framed 24 inches o.c., make sure that you specify sag-resistant drywall and that you install the drywall perpendicular to the framing.

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Jun 26, 2014 5:19 AM ET
Edited Jun 26, 2014 5:27 AM ET.

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THANK YOU Martin! That's the answer I hoped for.

Answered by Jerry Liebler
Posted Jun 26, 2014 6:48 AM ET

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Cheap versus luxury....

Same with drywall verse plaster walls.

5/8" feels like a solid wall just like solid doors cost more but feel like luxury verses $30 lusn hollow core or worse the doors made of pressed paper.

Answered by aj builder, Upstate NY Zone 6a
Posted Jun 28, 2014 2:48 PM ET

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