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Old 08-25-2007, 12:55 AM   #16
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Use 5/8s rock!! You will regret it in a couple of years if you use half.

Rent a lift there like $30.00 a day where I'm from, hell even if you use half a lift is still worth it.
I have to ask. Why will he regret using 1/2 inch.

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5/8 regular is fire resistant? I thought this was a special drywall called something like type x that had to be used?

guess i'll have to research this for my house, because I only require 1 piece against my garage/house and it has to be type x not regular drywall



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I have to ask. Why will he regret using 1/2 inch.
My thought too: We have beams that we hung 20+ years ago with 1/2" Sheetrock that still have zero problems....
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5/8 regular is fire resistant? I thought this was a special drywall called something like type x that had to be used?

guess i'll have to research this for my house, because I only require 1 piece against my garage/house and it has to be type x not regular drywall



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5/8" Type X sheetrock is "Fire-rated', not "fire-resistant".
It is rated as "one hour" fire protection per full wall layer.

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http://www.nationalgypsum.com/resour...tyinformation/

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