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Bicoronal 05-24-2011 09:05 PM

16" vs. 24" o.c. studs
 
I am finishing the basement and putting up a stud wall in front of the concrete walls. Was planning 2x4's 24" o.c. with 1/2"drywall. The inspector said I needed either 16" o.c. studs or 5/8" drywall. I'm not sure if he was giving friendly advice or telling me what the code required.

Any advice??:wink:

firehawkmph 05-24-2011 09:28 PM

1/2" drywall on 24" centers will be pretty flimsy. Add the extra studs and put them 16" oc and do the job right. Cost difference is minimal.
Mike Hawkins:)

sixeightten 05-24-2011 09:30 PM

I bet in your basement, you will only use 15 or 20 more studs going 16" oc. I haven't framed a wall 24" oc in at least 20 years.

nateshirk 05-24-2011 10:28 PM

I also recommend 16" O.C. If you do 24" O.C. and 5/8 drywall, you'll be spending more money and lifting heavier drywall.

sixeightten 05-24-2011 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nateshirk (Post 654353)
I also recommend 16" O.C. If you do 24" O.C. and 5/8 drywall, you'll be spending more money and lifting heavier drywall.

And standard door jambs wont work either.

dberladyn 05-26-2011 12:30 AM

Don't do 24" oc... that's what people who don't know what they are doing do. Go 16" oc and use 1/2" drywall.

Dan


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