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Old 09-12-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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There's an 8' wall in my mother's den that has a course of concrete block as a base. It's 4" block and the wall is framed up directly on top of this single course of block. Thus, the bottom 8" of the wall is block and the remainder of the wall is framed out with wood.

What's the best way to go about securing drywall to the block portion of this wall? Should I just glue the bottom 8" of the drywall?

The block is filled and has three coats of DryLok over it on both sides. No immediate concerns with water infiltration - should I use mold resistant drywall regardless?

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Pl-400.

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Pl-400.
Quick reply, thank you! I'd also like to avoid damaging the seal with the DryLok if possible and would like to avoid screwing anything into the block. Would PL-400 be reasonable to use in attaching baseboard molding to the drywall face? Any considerations there before doing so?
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Would PL-400 be reasonable to use in attaching baseboard molding to the drywall face?
Yes, but you may have to also use a shorter pin (nail) at a steep angle into the drywall to help follow any and ins and outs. If the surface is flat no problem as long as the base isn't warped.
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Yes, but you may have to also use a shorter pin (nail) at a steep angle into the drywall to help follow any and ins and outs. If the surface is flat no problem as long as the base isn't warped.
Excellent! Thanks, Bud!
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So JAD are you going to update us on your other threads with your solutions?
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So JAD are you going to update us on your other threads with your solutions?
Yup, just have to find time to get over there and take some photos of what has been done so far. Trying to research for the next step in the process (electrical + drywall). Most of the work is inside now.

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