1/2" vs 5/8" for basement ceiling


Old 12-01-03, 08:48 AM
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1/2" vs 5/8" for basement ceiling

i'm a beginner with drywall, and am starting on a small basement storage room. the walls are up and i am thinking of drywalling the ceiling. there are no pipes or anything in this room. so the drywall would look nice and not cost that much. i have a bunch of 1/2". i have 16" centers, is it worth buying 5/8" drywall?? the room is probably 8'x5' or so. thanks for any help..
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Old 12-01-03, 09:16 AM
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Unless there is a building code that demands 5/8" go with 1/2". Don't worry about it now but in the future hang the ceiling first then the walls.
Old 12-01-03, 10:16 AM
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i will remember that. i just bought the house in july, first time home buyer, and the walls were already up. so not much i could do there. thanks...

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