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1/2" or 5/8" sheetrock on ceiling and walls???


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Old 01-20-05, 07:58 PM
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1/2" or 5/8" sheetrock on ceiling and walls???

We just removed the paneling and tile ceiling that were installed in two of the sleeping rooms of our house. I am going to replace with sheetrock - what is the opinion of which thickness is better - 1/2" or 5/8" for this application?

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Old 01-20-05, 08:06 PM
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Use 5/8" on ceiling and 1/2" on wall. They have "no sag" 1/2" out that can be used on ceilings, but it's spendy and since your not blending into anything since you already tore the old out, stick with 5/8" ceiling.
 
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Old 01-21-05, 05:09 AM
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Hi
I would used 1/2
5/8 is mostly used in commercial work.
If you have a second story and this celling is just below it you would need 5/8
since 5/8 is knowned as firecode drywall.

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Old 01-21-05, 05:31 AM
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If you folow manufacturere's specs and the ceiling joists are 16" o/c or less, you can get away with 1/2" on the ceilings. I believe that most pros would recommend as I do that you always use 5/8" on lids and like the previous poster said in two story homes it's required by fire code in many locations.
 
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Old 01-21-05, 12:50 PM
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These rooms are on the second floor of the house. Thanks - I think I will do 5/8" for the ceilings and 1/2" for the walls.
 
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Old 01-22-05, 05:15 AM
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Good choice, let us know if we can be of further assistance.
 
 

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