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Old 12-21-2011, 08:57 AM   #16
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Drywall of 5/8" thickness is a typical "code minimum" for ceilings most everywhere I know of. Has to do with fire protection.

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Why is 5/8" required?
It's possibly not required for him, but 5/8" Fire-X WAS required for my home as I built it. I believe it's code everywhere though.

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Why is 5/8" required?
You always put 5/8" on the lid
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oh'mike and I were just talking on the phone (he was on his way to breakfast with a friend/client) and he suggested throwing down some visqueen plastic before you start! I have to agree! Then when you're done, just roll it up and dispose.....
This WILL be a messy project, guaranteed!!

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I should have also added that 5/8" won't sag (between the rafters) as quickly as 1/2" will.
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3/4"..............
It's actually 1 5/8". Clips + channel.
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And yes, 5/8th is code for me. I'll be actually adding 2 layers of 5/8th.
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I'll be actually adding 2 layers of 5/8th.
Okay...but why?
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Okay...but why?
Sound proofing reasons.
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Are you going to use Green Glue between the drywall boards?

It's good to be learning all of this. I'm going to be tearing drywall out of 2 rooms in my basement soon.

Instead of taking the drywall screws out of the studs, would it be alright to use a multi-tool or a Sawzall to cut them off?

Also, would it be alright to use a circular saw to cut a line in the drywall from one end to the other between the studs? Of course, with the blade set slightly deeper than the thickness of the drywall to avoid hitting electric wires. I'm sure there's a reason why that won't work, but thought I'd ask.
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Are you going to use Green Glue between the drywall boards?

It's good to be learning all of this. I'm going to be tearing drywall out of 2 rooms in my basement soon.

Instead of taking the drywall screws out of the studs, would it be alright to use a multi-tool or a Sawzall to cut them off?

Also, would it be alright to use a circular saw to cut a line in the drywall from one end to the other between the studs? Of course, with the blade set slightly deeper than the thickness of the drywall to avoid hitting electric wires. I'm sure there's a reason why that won't work, but thought I'd ask.
Why wouldn't you be able to cut the screws?
Using a saw...if you want dust everywhere.
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Instead of taking the drywall screws out of the studs, would it be alright to use a multi-tool or a Sawzall to cut them off?
Those screws are super-hard. Not sure with the cost of blades for Sawzalls and Multi-tools it would be worth it.
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.if you want dust everywhere.
CLOUDS of dust! OODLES and BOODLES of dust!
I'd NEVER try to use power tools to cut drywall..... whatta mess!

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I hadn't thought about the dust. Hmmm. I don't know if I have the strength in my hands to pull down drywall. I guess I'll find out .

The Sawzall blades would probably be the cheaper of the two. Multi-tool blades are fairly 'spensive.

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