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Is 1/2" drywall really 1/2"?

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Fixing some ceiling drywall in my basement and noticed that the drywall was thinner in the ceiling than a wall I took down.

The ceiling drywall measures 7/16", however a quick search on this measurement seems to state that 1/2" drywall's actual measurement is 7/16".

Is 1/2" the drywall I need? Or is there such thing as 7/16" drywall?

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Never heard of 7/16th inch drywall.
Back in the good old days, there was 3/8 inch stuff. I'm not sure it is available any more.
Pretty sure it would be special order.
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