Double stud walls and drywall nail pops?
Does anyone have any experience with double stud walls and excessive nail pops? I am building a double stud wall, and my carpenter is concerned that we'll have a lot of nail pops on the exterior walls because the secondary stud wall isn't braced on its back side by another layer of drywall or sheathing. Do double stud walls "require" the use of drywall screws? One option might be to put a piece of blocking at mid-span on the interior stud (at 5' on 10' walls in this case). That would trade off some thermal bridging for increased rigidity.
Posted Tue, 01/14/2014 - 06:40
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