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Old 10-21-2008, 08:07 AM   #1
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Should I Furr Over 6" Of Block ??


See picture links below. Converting garage into family room.

On the one inside wall, framer had to leave 6 inches of concrete block at the bottom of the wall. The block sticks out ~1/4 inch past the 2x4.

Framer doesn't think furring strips are needed. He says drywall can be attached over top this 6 inches of block.

I need to know your opinion. Should I install furring strips from floor to ceiling, or can I attach the drywall over the block? Is the extra 1/4 inch of block going to be a problem?




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Old 10-21-2008, 10:24 AM   #2
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Should I Furr Over 6" Of Block ??


I'd fur it out. You need attachment for your sheetrock at the bottom. It could be glued, but I think touching rock to masonry or concrete is a bad idea.

Besides, what else are you going to fasten the baseboard to? You need some wood in there to facilitate that!

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