Putting up drywall in an uninsulated garage wall


Old 02-13-03, 07:44 AM
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Putting up drywall in an uninsulated garage wall

Currently, one of the walls of my garage (exterior facing wall) is unfinished (from out side in: brick, energy shield, 2'x4's). I wish to put up sheetrock to finish it off.

Question: If I put up sheetrock without filling the cavity, will this cause any type of moisture/condensation problems in the wall?

Please note that I live in Houston, Texas. The garage is not heated nor cooled...nor do I plan to do so.
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Old 02-14-03, 06:20 AM
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There should be no problems, given that this is a fairly routine way of doing things.
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Just a thought, have you considered 1/2" plywood rather than sheetrock? More expensive, but would make attaching all those miscellaneous hangers, hooks, etc much easier.

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Thanks. I'll have to consider plywood or OSB. Didn't think of that.
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Hey dont forget that there is a peg board you can put up. This way you can hang or put just about anything on the wall you want and move it if you want . ED
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Question Peg board

Although peg board is a very good and rather good looking addition to your garage wall you might want to consider the cost of all those specialized hangers for each and every piece of equipmen tyou may want to hang, it does get expensive and it takes up room compared to the plywood idea, with plywood you can basically drill and hang many items on a finish nail depending on weight, our Grandfathers did this many years before any peg board was around, just a suggestion, weither its Drywall, pegboard or just a few strips of long wood with hangers your imagination won't let you down, go for it.


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