3 Season room Wall question


Old 06-23-05, 04:55 PM
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3 Season room Wall question

I also put this question in the exterior forum but figured i would give this forum a shot too.
The house my wife and I bought has a 3 season room that was built in 1961, so it's about time it gets touched up a little. On the wall connected to the house, i removed the plywood paneling to find the old shingles. I am going to remove the shingles also, but want to know the correct size of sheetrock i must put on that wall. Also, should i put plywood up before the sheetrock? The exterior wall is made up of boards about 1 inch thick, and 9 inches wide spaced about 1/4 inch apart from each other. The entire wall is about 2 inches deeper than the door frame, so i have plenty of depth to work with. I want to finish the wall with wainscoating on the bottom and painted sheetrock above. I am not going to insulate this wall because except for the door into the house, this wall is opposite the basement stairs. So, to summarize the questions:

What size sheetrock should i put up, and should i put plywood up before the layer of sheetrock?

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 06-28-05, 12:50 PM
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You will have to check local codes to see if 5/8 is required in your area. No need for the plywood.

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