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Old 05-17-2012, 12:14 AM   #1
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half inch gap in the bottom of wall


most of my renovated room is 96.5" from the subfloor to the ceiling joists, so the most ideal ceiling height possible (48 + 48 + 0.5 for ceiling). however, on one end of the room it is 97" due to retrofitting and other imperfections.

i was wondering if it is OK to leave a half inch gap in the bottom, which will be covered by baseboard anyway.

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That is done all the time---you are fine.

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You actually want the gap at the bottom to protect the edge of the Sheetrock if the floor gets too wet.
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It's also done that way because floors are never totaly flat or level. If there was not a gap you would have to cut every piece to fit.
There's even a tool I think it's called a kicker to lift the panels as there installed.
Here's a picture of a fancy one, most are far simpler then this one.
http://theliftnlock.com/

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Yep, but air-seal the drywall there, especially in a bathroom over a crawler, and required by Code at attic knee-walls and any conditioned/unconditioned air differences; http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...002_par021.htm

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