What Size Drywall To Use? - Drywall & Plaster - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-13-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Phila, Pa
Posts: 105
Rewards Points: 117

what size drywall to use?

what size drywall would you use on an inside partition wall.
this wall is a load bearing wall that separates the dining room from the living room.

is there a rule of thumb for the sizes to use from inside walls/outside walls and ceilings?


echobravo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 34,435
Rewards Points: 14,000

The walls get 1/2".
Bathrooms get 1/2 but should be water resistant.
I only use 5/8 on the ceiling, but some of the new light weight is rated for up to 24" spans on the ceiling.
I'd rather not have to deal with call back for nail pops or sags that's why I use the 5/8.
The ceiling get done first. Got a lot to do then rent a drywall lift. A lift can really speed things up and make it a whole lot easyer.
Once the ceilings done, install the drywall on the walls sitting horizontal for less seams.
Intall the top piece first so it's tight to the ceiling. The bottom piece is kept 1/2" up off the floor. They sell a simple kicker to aid in lifting the bottom piece or you can just use 1/2 scraps.


joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cost to Drywall hang/finish...please read, good explanation Firehawk734 Remodeling 64 12-12-2014 04:15 PM
In wall gutter downspout causing mold on drywall. chrispy35 General DIY Discussions 12 05-06-2011 10:35 PM
First-timer drywall install-LONG- Axhammer Drywall & Plaster 8 04-17-2011 09:02 AM
Drywall ceiling: Water Damage, looking for advice dawho1 Building & Construction 11 09-13-2010 10:05 AM
Ecorock (new green drywall product) Sir MixAlot Drywall & Plaster 0 06-20-2009 08:40 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1