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Drywall: Put up ceiling or wall first ?


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01-11-04, 10:00 PM   #1  
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Drywall: Put up ceiling or wall first ?

Drywall: Put up ceiling or wall first ?
I'm doing my basement. Is it better to put the ceiling first or the sidewalls ? Right now my basement is all in cement. To build the wall, should I use 2X4 or 2X3 ? My floor is straight.
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01-12-04, 04:41 AM   #2  
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definitely put cieling up first unless you put accoustic tiles on cieling (recommended)
You can use 2x4 or 2x3 your choice but make sure the framing allows 1/2 inch airspace between concrete and insulation and framing. put R13 insulation between studs and 6ml poly vapour barrier over walls on warm side (inside) finish with drywall or paneling.

 
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01-12-04, 05:29 AM   #3  
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Hello & welcome to the forums.

I agree with mudder completely almost, only exception would be if you live in an arid area, you can forego the poly and I like drywall ceilings myself.


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01-12-04, 08:47 PM   #4  
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thank you gentlemen

 
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