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Old 09-16-16, 06:57 AM
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living room remodel: drywall recommendations?

Hi Everyone,

So I just gutted my 10'x15' living room and wanted to get opinions on drywall. I've heard many different things such as 1/2" for walls and ceilings, 5/8" for both, or 5/8" ceilings&1/2" walls. What is the proper type of drywall? Do I need to use mold resistance?

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Sam
 
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Old 09-16-16, 07:13 AM
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1/2" for walls. If your ceiling structure is 24" on center, you have to use 5/8" but you can get by with 1/2" for 16" OC structure. No on the mold resistant drywall.

What's the composition of the walls and what's above the room?
 
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What do you mean composition? Just standard 2x4s (old ones that are actually 2x4")

Above the room is an attic.
 
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OK, you have 2x4 studs. Is there vapor barrier? How about insulation between the studs? What's outside of that - sheathing, house wrap, siding, ...? What's above the room - insulation, vapor barrier, ...?
 
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You can use 5/8" on the walls if you want to. It will give a slightly more solid wall but 5/8" drywall is also heavier and harder to handle than 1/2" If you go thicker on the walls you want to adjust your electrical boxes to reflect the thicker drywall.

I assume this room is completely above grade.
 
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Old 09-16-16, 03:34 PM
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The standard is 1/2" on the walls and 5/8" on the ceiling. The ceiling goes in first.

You want to hang the long side of the sheets perpendicular to the studs or joists and stagger the end joints midway.
 
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