Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Interior Improvement Center > Walls and Ceilings
Reload this Page >

Drywall mud against copper and electrical piping..?

Drywall mud against copper and electrical piping..?

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-03-17, 07:15 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 139
Received 1 Vote on 1 Post
Drywall mud against copper and electrical piping..?

We are adding 5/8" type X drywall to the garage ceiling to meet fire code as part of a remodel. We have some copper piping and electrical conduit running around the ceiling at the bottom of the studs. We found out the we do not have to mess with the pipes and are allowed to lay drywall up to the pipes on either side and mud at the seams. Someone suggested we apply an oil based sealant to the pipes to prevent corrosion resulting between the mud and the metal. Does that sound right? And if so would just any oil based paint work?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-03-17, 08:25 AM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 517
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Are you sure that you have to mud against the pipes? I did a job exactly like that for the same reason, to bring it up to code. Codes change from place to place. I didn't mud against the pipes & it passed.
 
  #3  
Old 10-03-17, 03:10 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 139
Received 1 Vote on 1 Post
I asked the inspector when he was out for the framing inspection what he would want to see for the garage ceiling and he said he wanted board up to pipes and then sealed at pipes with mud. So I'm definitely going to do that- I just want to make sure my pipes don't turn green or something as a result of the mud..
 
  #4  
Old 10-03-17, 05:20 PM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 517
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I was told to use caulking but follow whatever your guy said. It's his decision.
 
  #5  
Old 10-03-17, 06:57 PM
Marq1's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: USA MI
Posts: 4,357
Received 95 Votes on 86 Posts
Its not going to cause any issues, mud, prime paint, all good!
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: