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Old 08-27-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
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basement framing question, PT walls?


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I am getting ready to start framing a basement bathroom/bedroom, and I have a couple of questions. I am planning on using PT lumber on the 2 outside walls, and the green drywall on those 2 walls as well. I am coming off the block wall 2" to start the 2x4 walls, with 1.5" GPX ( I think thats what its called) and also leaving a 1/2" gap to allow for a air space, and to help getting the walls square. Also should I use a sill seal under the PT bottom plate for all the walls? Am I going overboard with using the PT lumber and green drywall? Thanks for the help!

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Old 08-27-2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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Hello all,
I am getting ready to start framing a basement bathroom/bedroom, and I have a couple of questions. I am planning on using PT lumber on the 2 outside walls, and the green drywall on those 2 walls as well. I am coming off the block wall 2" to start the 2x4 walls, with 1.5" GPX ( I think thats what its called) and also leaving a 1/2" gap to allow for a air space, and to help getting the walls square. Also should I use a sill seal under the PT bottom plate for all the walls? Am I going overboard with using the PT lumber and green drywall? Thanks for the help!
There's no reason to use PT wood other then the bottom plate. Greenboard in the non wet walls in the bath. No reason to use it in the rest of the basement. If you're concerned about mold, put in the mold resistant board.
There are restrictions about bedrooms in basements. Multiple means of egress, ceiling heights , etc... If you pulled permit(s), you know.

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Hello all,
I am getting ready to start framing a basement bathroom/bedroom, and I have a couple of questions. I am planning on using PT lumber on the 2 outside walls, and the green drywall on those 2 walls as well. I am coming off the block wall 2" to start the 2x4 walls, with 1.5" GPX ( I think thats what its called) and also leaving a 1/2" gap to allow for a air space, and to help getting the walls square. Also should I use a sill seal under the PT bottom plate for all the walls? Am I going overboard with using the PT lumber and green drywall? Thanks for the help!
No reason to use pt on walls at all. Bottom plate only as was mentioned. Are you getting permits?
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