drywall over plywood paneling


Old 05-20-03, 10:24 AM
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Planning to install drywall over plywood paneling. Paneling is about 1/2 inch thick plywood. We know we have to trim out around windows and doors and extend electrical outlets. Can the drywall be hung vertically or does it have to be hung horizontally? I am doing it myself and hanging vertically makes it easier to hang. Is there a problem with paneling joints and drywall joints being in the same place. Is there more chance of cracking?
Old 05-20-03, 11:54 AM
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You can stand them up, but the edges have to come out on a stud. If your walls are framed on 16" centers, you should only have to cut down 1-2 sheets per wall.

Big drawback to doing it this way is you end up doing lot more taping, but if you've got more time than muscle, go for it. Just remember all seems have to come out on a stud. Good luck.

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