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sheet rock size

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04-06-07, 07:17 PM   #1  
sheet rock size

about to re do my kitchen. I was wondering what is the standard size sheet rock for the exterior walls. I am assuming 1/2 inch.

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04-07-07, 04:23 AM   #2  
1/2" is pretty much the industry standard

5/8" is used on fire walls [common wall between units] and does a better job on ceilings

3/8" pretty much a thing of the past - used to be used on cheaper home walls

1/4" used on curved walls, doubled up to match the 1/2" walls. Also used on mobile home walls.

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