New walls

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Old 10-08-02, 10:09 AM
cootzoo
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New walls

I'm trying to frame in a new wall in my basement, but am having trouble with cold air returns. I have no way to stablize the walls at the top. Any ideas?
 
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Old 10-08-02, 08:15 PM
finnigan
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new walls

Is this wall interior or on the outside wall?
 
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Old 10-09-02, 05:24 AM
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It's an outside wall, up against the concrete.
 
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Old 10-09-02, 05:41 AM
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and the cold air is above for the whole length?
 
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Old 10-10-02, 01:30 PM
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can you explain a little better please?

If the drywall is on a block wall why don't you use 1"x2" furring strips and screw the drywall the that?

Liquid nail's?
Need to have more info plz!
 
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Old 10-12-02, 08:48 PM
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Yes this is on concrete block. I think I may have solved the problem, but now I'm curious. If I were to use furring strips... How would I attach them? Forgive me if my questions seem dumb, but I am doing this kind of project for the first time.
 
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Old 10-12-02, 08:51 PM
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I almost forgot!! Does drywall HAVE to start and end on studs? Or can it end between them? Thanks in advance for any help!
 
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Old 10-12-02, 08:59 PM
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Well to attach the furring strips you have 2 options

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you can screw them to the walls with Tapcon Screws. Must predrill with masonary Bit. when you buy the tapcons they give you a free bit.

2:

If you have an Air compressor, or maybe can borrow one from a friend you can rent a "T-Nailer" from home depot etc.. and shoot the furring strips to the wall.
 
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