Drywall in basement????

Old 11-19-02, 05:29 AM
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Drywall in basement????

I decided to put up some drywall on top of the vapor barrier on my 2 exterior side basement walls. I will be putting paneling over the drywall. Question: is there any advantage to taping, spackling and sanding prior to putting up the paneling, or can I just put up the drywall, tape it and the put the paneling over it?
Old 11-19-02, 06:05 AM
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There is no need to tape if paneling is going over it. It would not provide any benefit to do so.

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Old 11-19-02, 05:04 PM
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I would go ahead and put on a taping coat. No need to sand it or be fussy with it. But taped drywall is much more fire resistant than drywall just butted together.

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