damaged partition


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Old 03-12-14, 11:34 AM
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damaged partition

hi folks -
Iím not sure this is the right forum, hope so.
I have a toilet and sink in my unfinished basement (1967 home) enclosed by a partition. I believe the partition is just ľ plywood nailed on both sides of framing members Ė painted a nice mustard yellow. LOL Before I unclogged a blockage from the house to the septic, the basement toilet overflowed and you can see in the pics the wood is damaged at the bottom.

I was thinking that I could get some ľ plywood sheets at Home Depot, cut to size, and then pry off the old sheets and replace with the new ones. I was wondering if that is an OK plan or are plywood partitions not allowed by building code today? I donít want to use wallboard because everything gets banged up in the basement. I just think wallboard would be destroyed in no time.

I can check with my local code authority if thatís the right thing to do. I was also thinking that if I can in fact replace the plywood I would put some kind of molding on the bottom so that a possible toilet overflow in the future would not destroy the wood. Or am I greatly underestimating this job?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!





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Old 03-12-14, 11:38 AM
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As far as I know there isn't any code that prevents the use of plywood or paneling. Baseboard won't stop the panel for wicking up moisture. There are some 'plastic' type panels that would fair better if they get wet.
 
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Old 03-12-14, 04:59 PM
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mark thanks for you input. I know you are a wealth of information (I was hoping you would respond when i posted this.LOL).

So thanks! Think I'll google just to take a look at maybe plastic alternatives.
 
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Old 03-12-14, 09:49 PM
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The reason it delaminated is it was installed to close to the floor. Should have been an 1/2 off the floor so water would not wick up.
Those panels also should have been installed over 1/2 sheetrock.
Lowes and Home Depot carry a fiber glass panel in the trim and paneling area.
Not cheap but waters not going to effect them.
 
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Old 03-13-14, 08:27 AM
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Very good information joe.

Thanks!
 
 

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