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Old 12-05-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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I have pretty much finished framing my basement! I have two places I'm not sure if I need to add nailers for the drywall. The areas in question are in yellow on these pictures. Do I need to add nailers in the yellow areas? How wide can this distance be before I need to add nailers?

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To me, the question of nailers needed depends on fastener spacing. 6" spacing for dw screws tells me that if the unsupported distance is <3", you don't need a nailer. If it's between 3 and 6", I'd certainly consider the nailer. If it's more than 6", I'd say you definitely need one.

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7,11,12,16, or 24", take your pick. Fig. 3,4,and 5, read 4.9.1 here: http://gypsum.org/pdf/GA-216-2010.html
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That overhang will be supported by the wall sheetrock from below. I don't think you need nailers on either section.
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Likely not; only issue may be when you tape the joint and you have some flex.
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That overhang will be supported by the wall sheetrock from below. I don't think you need nailers on either section.
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