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Aloha1 09-28-2011 02:54 PM

Need ideas to put attach drywall
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Hey guys working on a new wall in my basement project. I removed old paneling from fur strips. Wondering if base plate really necessary? I need to attach electrical outlet so I was gonna nail 2x4s to existing strips and do without base plate. Is this a good idea? Or would anyone suggest just attach drywall to existing strips? If this is suggested can I attach outlet to strips somehow or flush mount? how do I hide wiring?

Any ideas or tips is always appreciated.

Bud Cline 09-28-2011 03:04 PM

How will you eventually attach your baseboards if there is nothing there at the bottom?

You can buy shallow outlet boxes that will fit neatly into the 3/4" space (actually 1-1/4" after wallboard) I think. Doesn't leave room for any errors or excess wire though. There is also surface-mounting available called "Wire Mold" I think.

Aloha1 09-28-2011 03:12 PM

BC thanks for reply....ur right. Forgot about baseboards. Well in that case guess I might as well go with 2x4s. Guess I jus buyregular outperform boxes and frame boxes normal. I wa really hoping to save some room and keep it closer. Thx for input!

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