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Old 01-08-01, 11:10 AM
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I just purchased a home which did not have installation in the walls. I took down the old drywall and now I need to replace it, but I have one question. Which size drywall, 1/2 of 5/8 should I use for a bedroom or other rooms in the house. Which is best for warmth and sound?
 
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Old 01-09-01, 04:32 AM
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For insulation and sound, 5/8 is a little better then 1/2. 1/2 is much eaiser on the back though. Generally 5/8 goes on the ceiling by code, and 1/2 on the walls. Don C.
 
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Old 11-27-01, 05:57 PM
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Generally I would only use 1/2 inch in double rock applications. Not only does 5/8 have a better rating as a sound barier but it is also a better firesheild. In rooms such as bathrooms and rooms proned to a high moisture content I would use 5/8 green board.
 
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