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Old 06-18-2007, 08:40 AM   #1
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When building a soffit, is it necessary to cover the framing of the soffit with OSB before drywall??

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Old 06-18-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
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nope, only if you suspect that it's not built strong enough or if your trying to span a distance that exceeds what the drywall will span.

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nope, only if you suspect that it's not built strong enough or if your trying to span a distance that exceeds what the drywall will span.
I also suspect the "only if" condition is really required.... as the support is by the frame, the drywall is only for cosmetic reason. so as long as you have a strong frame which can be achieved by a million ways... osb board is just one option and is not the only option ....
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