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Old 07-13-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm installing some new kitchen cabs and have two questions.

1: Is it absolutely necessary to get moisture resistant drywall for this? I've already bought the regular stuff. Don't the backsplash and tiles actually take care of the moisture issue?

2: Is it necessary to finish the drywall with tape and putty if it's just going to be behind the cabinetry?

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1: Is it absolutely necessary to get moisture resistant drywall for this? I've already bought the regular stuff. Don't the backsplash and tiles actually take care of the moisture issue?
You'll be fine with standard S/R.

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2: Is it necessary to finish the drywall with tape and putty if it's just going to be behind the cabinetry?
Not necessary.
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One thing we did when hanging walls(8') that had upper and lower cabinets was to put a 2' piece up top, then a full 4' and then another 2' piece down the bottom. That way there will be no seam in your backsplash.
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I always have my drywall guys tape and put 1 coat of compound on the seams in places that won't be seen. Helps stop potential air transfer between sides.

Standard drywall is fine.

If you haven't installed the drywall yet, perhaps you can review where your cabinets are going to go. Sometime you get a cabinet that is only over a single stud. In that case, I like to add backer material between the studs so I can have at least 2 locations to screw each cabinet into (aside from upper/lower).
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As a standard practice I put blocking in the walls where cabinets are attached. This way you balance the screw pattern to the load, not to the available studs.
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