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Old 11-08-2011, 08:05 AM   #16
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Actually, your explanation was perfect. Thanks.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:43 PM   #17
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Hi there,
New to this forum and excited to be here!
I can say from our ongoing project that you should definitely do the floors last! We laid a really expensive tile floor first thing after demo (my contractor Sister in law nearly had a heart attack, and now I know why). We have spent probably double time on every project looking after the floor- covering it up, sweeping, keeping tools from falling on it, and trying to keep it clean. Thank goodness we haven't grouted yet- the drywall has been a mess, and we still have primer and paint to go. It has been a lesson learned the hard way- next time, the floor will be the last project. Good luck!
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:40 PM   #18
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Also, don't make the mistake of putting the cabinets in before the floor.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:45 PM   #19
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Yeah, I'm a thinker. Lol! I had planned on leaving the gap, so my new question is how do I lay the different layers of flooring and make sure that gap is there? Just cut the drywall to 7'8" since the walls are 8', hang it snug against the ceiling, and lay the floor under it when the process is done?
I like to know full details about things because I live in the middle of nowhere and I can't get anyone who knows what they're doing to come help me. Which is why I'm so HAPPY to have found this website!!
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Yeah, I'm a thinker. Lol! I had planned on leaving the gap, so my new question is how do I lay the different layers of flooring and make sure that gap is there? Just cut the drywall to 7'8" since the walls are 8', hang it snug against the ceiling, and lay the floor under it when the process is done?
I like to know full details about things because I live in the middle of nowhere and I can't get anyone who knows what they're doing to come help me. Which is why I'm so HAPPY to have found this website!!
You going to have baseboards?
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I managed to save most of the woodwork so the plan is to put the original base boards back.
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I managed to save most of the woodwork so the plan is to put the original base boards back.
You can hold the subflooring cuts as much as an inch back away from the drywall (assuming it ran all the way down), and you only need to hold the actual finished flooring a quarter of an inch or so back. The baseboard will easily cover that. Flooring isn't going to shrink, it only expands, so it will always be under the baseboard.
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I know it was previously stated that horizonally is the proper way to hang drywall, but I'm flying solo on this project. Any suggestions?
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I know it was previously stated that horizonally is the proper way to hang drywall, but I'm flying solo on this project. Any suggestions?
Yes..... Hang drywall vertical or horizontal

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Thank you for the reminder. I appreciate it.
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Is there a specific reason I am supposed to leave a 1/4 " gap on the bottom when hanging drywall?
I haven't got an answer other than "that's what I was always told to do but I couldn't tell ya why".
That is why I am here because there's nothing about it in the DIY "bible" I bought and I haven't found any information online other than "oops" cover-ups.
Another question. Which should I do first: the drywall or the floor? I wouldn't think it would make a difference, but that's why I'm asking since I don't know for sure.
Thank you!!
I keep it off the floor in case of water issues. I will leave it off the floor 3/4",except in the basement, then at least 1".
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In a basement, be sure to air-seal the drywall keeping indoor moisture from condensing on the cold concrete/block wall with rigid foam board. ADA--- http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...wall-approach/

http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...lation-systems

Use a poly sill sealer under the bottom p.t. plate for a thermal/air/capillary break from the cold slab/earth.

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