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Old 06-26-2009, 01:18 PM   #16
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Water-resistant is what he'e probably referring to, as that does exist.

Up here, better contractors don't use metal studs in basements on exterior walls, as there are issues with how the exterior walls were insulated. Even if the same contractor takes care of the insulation, he still wouldn't use metal studs, or a mixture. All wood.

And I can't believe your conditions are that different...but I wish people would say where they are from.

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Old 06-26-2009, 01:28 PM   #17
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I think Bud's point is there is no such thing as "WATERPROOF DRYWALL" drywall being the operative word. MR board or green board is moisture resistant but NOT water proof and is not to be installed in areas of direct water contact.

Correct me if I am wrong peoples, lol

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That's what I just said.

I also wonder if the metal studs are protected underneath from just sitting on the slab.

Some think that galvanised studs can't rust either.
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I would tape plastic to the floor and see if condensation occurs on the floor side. A lot of slabs have water under them- lack of vapor barrier under the concrete, capillary action, downspouts too close to house, a broken drainage system, etc. Can you check close to this problem area?1'x1' piece of 4mill. plastic with tape on all edges for 24hrs.? Foam on the slab after sealing it first may help, the metal studs without a thermal break material is not right. Was the wet rock on the bottom edge of the wall? Be safe, G
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I was investigating water problem this weekend and after removing sheetrock I found PVC drain pipe was not connected to the drain properly. Contractor probably forgot to insert pipe in the coupling. Because we don’t use that bathroom a lot this problem wasn’t apparent first year.
I removed all sheetrock dried are. Cut PVC pipe and resealed it. Metal stud was directly on the cement slab but to do it right it would be a lot of work I will leave it alone for a while.
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Great! Leave the metal studs if they're already there as it's not worth re-doing it for that. But know that the alkalinity of the concrete will in time create condensation and rust problems where the humidity is high and ventilation perhaps low. Not so for upstairs.

But your basements are probably the same as ours...
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Awesome Bob I am happy to hear that you identified the source of your problem. Enjoy your bathroom once again!

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