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I am finishing the basement and putting up a stud wall in front of the concrete walls. Was planning 2x4's 24" o.c. with 1/2"drywall. The inspector said I needed either 16" o.c. studs or 5/8" drywall. I'm not sure if he was giving friendly advice or telling me what the code required.

Any advice??:wink:
 

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1/2" drywall on 24" centers will be pretty flimsy. Add the extra studs and put them 16" oc and do the job right. Cost difference is minimal.
Mike Hawkins:)
 

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I bet in your basement, you will only use 15 or 20 more studs going 16" oc. I haven't framed a wall 24" oc in at least 20 years.
 
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