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How much gap to leave between Drywall and floor?

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08-05-05, 11:13 AM   #1  
How much gap to leave between Drywall and floor?

Hi all,

I like to find out how much gap I should leave between the drywall and the floor. I'll be using tiles in one room and carpet for all others.

Also, I saw the 5lb box of 1 5/8" coarse screws at Home Depot, does anybody have a rough idea how many pieces each box has?

Thank you,

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08-05-05, 04:11 PM   #2  
1/2" gap is usually the best, and is the standard gap when using 92 5/8" precut studs. You don't want too big of a gap or the finished edge will show over the top of your baseboard.

If my memory serves me correctly, a 5lb box of screws will hang about 50 sheets of 4x8. But that might have been 1 1/4" screws.

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