Covering interior brick wall


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Old 03-12-11, 09:26 AM
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Covering interior brick wall

My 1970 built house has a brick wall in the living room. I'm tired of it and want to put up drywall. My neighbor did this and just used furring strips to support the drywall. I was thinking I'd have to build a 2x4 stud wall which would also allow me to put 3 1/2" of insulation. The room is 20' long so I don't think I'd miss the 4".

Any reason not to go with the 2x4 construction for this project?
 
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Old 03-12-11, 10:14 AM
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There is an advantage beside the insulation. In the future you or someone may like the brick wall. If you don't attach to the masonry all they have to do is take the wall down and there is the brick.
 
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Old 03-12-11, 12:14 PM
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You might also want to add some electrical outlets to the new wall, I agree a 2x4 wall works best.
 
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Old 03-12-11, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by marksr View Post
You might also want to add some electrical outlets to the new wall...
There is one outlet already and I am thinking about adding another one.
 
 

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