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Old 01-21-2016, 04:15 PM   #1
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Best way to mount sheetrock when floor to ceiling is 100"


I have added two non load bearing partition walls. The distance from the concrete slab to the bottom of ceiling furing strips is 100", or 4" more than the standard 96" drywall height.

The rest of the house, done back in 1972, they used a strip of 1X3 all the way along the bottom of the wall framing, nailed to the bottom plate. Then they put 3/4" thick gypsum boards on top of the strip of 1X3, making it almost 99", then they used 3/4" thick ceiling rock to make everything meet.

I am trying to decide if I should use a strip of 1X3 or 1X4 at the base so I can fit a full 8' sheet or should I plan on cutting a very narrow strip of sheetrock to bridge the difference.

I hate to buy a bunch of 12' long sheet rock (hard to transport too) just to cut to 99" or so.
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Is a 1x6 base board with some added trim out of the question? That would cover the gap . Shove the sheet rock to the ceiling. Maybe stick in a few 1/2 inch spacers along the floor plate.
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You can get 54" Sheetrock (48+54).
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Wide Crown Molding?

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Just get the 54" wide like Kwikfish said. Why mess around. Probably have to go to a regular drywall supply. I don't think the big box stores carry it.
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LOL I am not planning on any crown moulding so the ceiling and wall has to meet.

Any idea why they put a 3" strip of wood at the bottom? Was this a standard procedure in the 1970s? Does it make installing baseboards much easier to have solid wood for 3"?

If I just leave a 3" gap, I think installing baseboards even if it's a tall one like 5" would be difficult as it would have to be attached up top and most likely prone to break if someone later on kick in on the bottom right?
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5" would be difficult as it would have to be attached up top and most likely prone to break if someone later on kick in on the bottom right?
You have to fill in the bottom with a 1/2" of something, whether it's drywall or something else (solid) it doesn't matter.
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You have to fill in the bottom with a 1/2" of something, whether it's drywall or something else (solid) it doesn't matter.
As stated, there has to be a solid spacer/ nailer installed here.

Weather it is 1x2 on the studs, or a full 1x board across the entire area.

They probably were wondering how to do this too, So just like you they chose the 1x at the bottom, then just mudded the joint to appear as a full sheet.



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LOL I am not planning on any crown moulding so the ceiling and wall has to meet.

Any idea why they put a 3" strip of wood at the bottom? Was this a standard procedure in the 1970s? Does it make installing baseboards much easier to have solid wood for 3"?

If I just leave a 3" gap, I think installing baseboards even if it's a tall one like 5" would be difficult as it would have to be attached up top and most likely prone to break if someone later on kick in on the bottom right?
I guess you missed that part of my post.
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Shove the sheet rock to the ceiling. Maybe stick in a few 1/2 inch spacers along the floor plate.
Sounds simple enough to me.
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