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Old 02-23-2013, 03:36 PM   #1
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Is moisture resistant sheetrock required?


Is moisture resistant sheetrock required in a kitchen? I was going to at least put it up around the stove and sink. But do the codes require it?

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No, but nice to have along the wall where the sink is, going up at least 18" to 24" above the counter, if you do not plan on a tile backsplash.

If doing tile above the counter, I would just place it where the sink base is going.

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Check your local codes some areas say yes in all wet areas.
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I agree to check with local AHJ, and there are restrictions when using it; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic..._25_par037.htm

http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic..._25_par036.htm

Here is that GA-216 the code mentions; http://www.lafargenorthamerica.com/G...%20English.pdf

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