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Old 12-15-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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I am changing out plywood paneling and putting in drywall. The house has a wood subfloor and the sole plate is ressesed into the floor. Less than a 1/2 inch is exposed. Will I need to add cuts of 2x4 between studs to skrew the drywall at the base of the wall. Thanks


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Also the door jambs fit 1/4 inch wall. The sheetrock is 1/2. What can I use to fill the gap under the trim? Will caulk work or will I need a 1/4 in wood shim.
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Uhh..Not really required. But it wouldn't hurt. How many blocks are we talking about?

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22Feet of hall both sides if its not necessary I will leave it out. I'm using 5in base molding. maybe that will help.
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The drywall could end up slightly wavy, but when you caulk the baseboard to the wall that should prevent that.
And as long as nobody goes around kicking the walls..
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Not a big deal if it's not attached at the bottom, in fact the drywall is suppost to be about a 1/2 off the floor anyway so in you case it not going to hit anything. It needs to be up off the subfloor because floors are never level or perfectly flat, if it sat flat on the floor the sheetrock would not be level.
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Also the door jambs fit 1/4 inch wall. The sheetrock is 1/2. What can I use to fill the gap under the trim? Will caulk work or will I need a 1/4 in wood shim.[/QUOTE]

That's too much caulk. It would be nice to get wood behind it.

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Wouldn't necessarily have to be 2x, but I might be inclined to toss down just some 1x2, or whatever is cheapest, not so much as a nailer, but just to eliminate any possibility of waves that titanoman mentioned once the basboard goes down.
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I am with everyone else not necessary but if anticipated hard use it might not hurt
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