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manny125 07-13-2011 09:59 AM

drywall framing
I'm about to began to finish my basement. When it comes to framing, should I attach the 2x4's directly to the concrete walls or should I use strips.

canadaclub 07-13-2011 03:52 PM

I always frame the wall about an inch or inch and a half away from the concrete wall.

Gary in WA 07-13-2011 11:10 PM

In many areas, fire-blocking every 10' lineally is required in any closed chase wall:

The safest way:

Sill sealer under p.t. (required) plate, ADA the drywall, seal rims first, no gap at walls for insulation convective loops:


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