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Old 03-14-2014, 12:52 PM   #1
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I will be installing drywall in the basement of my house. The problem is the basement wall consists of the upper 1/2 built of wood studs and the bottom 1/2 concrete as the basement foundation only goes up part way. What should I do to make a complete drywall from top to bottom.

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Old 03-14-2014, 01:16 PM   #2
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Easiest thing would be to pretend the entire thing is concrete and frame a new wall in front of it. You could play games and glue the bottom part of the drywall on or even screw it into the concrete if you really want to save space, but drywall touching concrete is generally frowned upon. Plus it leaves no room for electrical or insulation if you want those.

Other options would be furring strips or just framing out the low portion and having a small shelf.

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Old 03-14-2014, 11:12 PM   #3
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Keep in mind with a wall in front = fire-stop every 10' horizontally and at top to joist space per code; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...002_par017.htm

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Old 03-20-2014, 12:13 PM   #4
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Hi. Thanks for the information. I am located in Toronto Canada. I will check out the fire code information.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:31 AM   #5
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your going tow want to use framing and not attach anything to concrete. Due to shifting, moisture etc. If you want to save space they do have those 2x4s that are about half the size of regular 2x4s which usually is enough room to run electrical. Insulation might be a problem though.
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