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Old 06-18-2013, 07:41 AM   #1
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Drywall strapping???


So I removed the drywall from the walls in this spare bedroom. As with the rest of the house there seems to be strapping of drywall strips behind the main wall. The house was built in the early 60s, I'm not real sure why it was done this way. I need to fur it out so it matches the windows and doors in the room. I can use drywall just like they did, but I was thinking about using wood strapping instead. It would be easier to just screw the drywall into that. Any thoughts on this?
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:37 AM   #2
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You may have answered your own question. Maybe they ordered the wrong windows or installed them wrong and just needed to get the drywall out far enough to match up. They probably figured drywall strapping was cheaper and they'd have excess anyway, so why not. Just a thought.

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Old 06-18-2013, 09:04 AM   #3
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The "strapping" should be run vertical not horizontal.
The way that was done leaves gaps in the corners and around any windows or door openings.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:07 AM   #4
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Veritical would be harder because the studs are vertical too... I might as well just double up the drywall on all the walls. Its not that big of a room anyway. This will give me some more sound deading too. This will be my home office so thats not a bad thing.
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