panelling question


Old 04-09-03, 07:21 PM
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panelling question

I have framed my basement (it's dry) with 2x4 and am ready to install paneling. Some of my reading leads me to believe there is a minimum thickness of paneling that MUST be used to attach to the studs. Some paneling must be attached to a solid backer (such as drywall or plywood) while others can be directly attached to the studs.

I would prefer not putting up a solid surface and attaching directly to the studs, so, is there a minimum thickness that must be used for this?


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Old 04-10-03, 02:38 PM
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Panels less than 1/4" thick need a solid backing. Panels 1/4" and thicker can be installed directly over studs or furring strips (check building codes for your area).

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