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gwilkrrs 12-10-2012 06:58 AM

tongue and groove plank instead of sheetrock wall covering?
 
i plan on installing all wood tongue and groove planks instead of sheetrock on my walls and cielings of my addition. my question is since i will be running the walls vertical i need something as a backer- should i use 3/8" sheetrock or plywood for this? i was even thinking about 1/4" masonite but it will be too flimsy and expensive i think...... thoughts?

rossfingal 12-10-2012 07:04 AM

Use 1/2 inch plywood - better nailing -
unless you're going to add "nailers" between the studs.
Even with "nailers" (blocking) - I would add 3/8 inch D-wall.
Don't use masonite.

"RF"

gwilkrrs 12-10-2012 07:07 AM

sorry should have stated before- no nailers between studs-
i guessded masonite would be a loser.
you figure 1/2 in stead of 3/8? i wonder about the windows and doors all needing jamb extensions then since that will be a thick wall.....

joecaption 12-10-2012 07:07 AM

No less then 1/2" sheetrock.
The other materials would be useless, just to thin or flimsy.
Still going to need at least one coat of tape and compound so there's no air leaks.

gwilkrrs 12-10-2012 07:11 AM

good call on the tape- i had thought the t-g would lock out the air but......

rossfingal 12-10-2012 07:24 AM

We've had success with adding blocking and 3/8 D-wall (glued) and screwed
to the studs/blocking.
1/2 inch - better!
At least one coat of tape on the joints.
T&G will not block the air out.
If you're going to install blocking - you can use 1 X 4 - turned flat side to the interior -
inside face of the studs.
More room for insulation.

"RF"

joecaption 12-10-2012 07:25 AM

They sell T X G as thin as 3/8 for walls and ceilings.
I use 1/2" to cut down on the spliting.
To fasten I've been using a narrow crown pneumatic staple gun.
The tip fits right on the radis of the tongue.
Good point about using plywood, I would use T X G plywood.
I'm just used to having to cover walls that have already been sheetrocked.
My bad.
Jamb extentions are really easy to make so do not let that scare you.

md2lgyk 12-10-2012 07:42 AM

I would also use glue. I have a hard time believing drywall would hold the staples very well.

I also suggest you consider leaving the ceiling or one wall with the drywall showing. I have a log house and can tell you that too much wood can be overpowering. We drywalled all the interior walls (the few we have) for that reason.

joecaption 12-10-2012 07:49 AM

I've been using this.
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/12/...-Cartridge.htm

Best part it's water clean up, no off gasing, no having to apply push the pieces together, pull them apart, wait, then reapply like some adhesives.

rossfingal 12-10-2012 07:53 AM

Depending on whether you're going to use plywood or D-wall -
the length of the fasteners, presupposes that: they are long enough to
penetrate (adequately) into the blocking/framing/substrate.

rossfingal 12-10-2012 08:12 AM

Also - whatever type of T&G you're going to use - 3/8, 3/4....
Get it into the place where it's going to be used - a week or 2 before the install -
After any D-wall taping has occurred!
Acclimation!

hand drive 12-10-2012 09:00 AM

Also, let the electrician know what you are using so the boxes and switches will be set out far enough, otherwise fire rings will be in order...

ddawg16 12-10-2012 10:16 AM

I would be inclined to want to use Type X drywall for fire protection....especially on the ceiling.....

gwilkrrs 12-10-2012 11:27 AM

thanks for all the suggestions! now for some research.....

jagans 12-10-2012 05:45 PM

Furring strips
 
Insulate between studs, staple plastic vapor barrier to studs, run 1 x 2 pine strips horizontally 16 inches on center as nailers for T&G. Buy windows and doors with jambs extended. You cant nail into sheetrock. I guess Plywood would work, but expensive. You definately want a pneumatic finish nailer or stapler that takes a 1.25 inch staple for this job.


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