Furring Strips Garage

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Old 08-09-20, 06:03 PM
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Furring Strips Garage

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I just bought a house and the only the walls along the house were finished with drywall. The other walls are insulated and I would like to add a vapour barrier (I'm in Canada) and drywall. I'm wondering if the furring strips (2x2x8) have to be pressure treated. Only the bottom one would be in contact with concrete (and just a little bit, as it's running along the concrete but there's only about a half inch overlap). As far as I can tell the studs aren't pressure treated (the stamp says it's heat treated wood).

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Old 08-09-20, 06:18 PM
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Sorry guess I dont understand why furring (the 2x2s) are needed.
 
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Old 08-09-20, 06:33 PM
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That's one confusing post and makes little since.
"Walls along the house" ?
There's no such thing as heat treated wood, it may have been Kilned dried, but not heat treated.
Just going to make a guess from your confusing post, are you trying to finish out an unfinished garage?
 
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Furring strips are needed because the wall is half finished with drywall and it's an inch and a half thicker than the studs on the unfinished portion. The builder used furring strips to add more insulation I guess. So I need to make the wall thicker to get an even surface.

Re "walls along the walls" what I mean is that the garage walls that are also house walls have been finished (it's a code requirement). So I'm trying to finish the other half of the garage, that was left insulated, but without drywall.
 

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Please post a picture so we can see what your seeing.
 
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... also, Heat Treated wood is a thing man. Just Google it. And it comes with a HT on the stamp.
 
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Okay, the only ones that would need to be treated are ones that actually touch concrete.
 
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Thanks man! I had already put all the furring strips before thinking that this may be an issue, so I'll just replace the bottom one instead of having to redo everything!
 
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