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Old 02-05-2011, 12:04 PM   #1
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What sort of blocking should I install behind drywall-CBU seam?


This question seems like it should be fairly common, but I can't find a related thread. The CBU from my shower extend about 4 inches into a stud bay. What sort of blocking should I install to support this vertical seam? Toe nailing in a 4" gap is pretty hard, so I would prefer to not add another stud in that space.

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This question seems like it should be fairly common, but I can't find a related thread. The CBU from my shower extend about 4 inches into a stud bay. What sort of blocking should I install to support this vertical seam? Toe nailing in a 4" gap is pretty hard, so I would prefer to not add another stud in that space.
Put in another stud or block it every 12 " or 16" up the wall.
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What sort of blocking should I install behind drywall-CBU seam?


How about using 2x8s? What about a strip of plywood or OSB the full length of the stud bay?

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How about using 2x8s? What about a strip of plywood or OSB the full length of the stud bay?
Blocking is blocking. You can use any "2x " material you want. The point is that it's rigid. No stud bay length of sheet goods would be my choice.
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This question seems like it should be fairly common, but I can't find a related thread. The CBU from my shower extend about 4 inches into a stud bay. What sort of blocking should I install to support this vertical seam? Toe nailing in a 4" gap is pretty hard, so I would prefer to not add another stud in that space.
Nail a 2x6 flat into the last stud and into the shoe and top plate.
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