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sisyphus 08-04-2011 08:32 AM

framing a interior wall
 
Hi all, I would like to convert my dinning area into a study room. when I frame up the wall can I nail the new wall through the drywall into the ceiling joists or do I need to take off the drywall. thanks

nealtw 08-04-2011 09:14 AM

Yes you can just nail thru the drywall. I would use screws, to make it easy if someone wants to remove your wall in the future.

TxBuilder 08-04-2011 09:26 AM

I'd remove a notch of drywall for the new wall, personally. Make it look more... permanent?

nealtw 08-04-2011 10:22 AM

Tx Builder, A finished wall looks like a finished wall. Leaving the drywall in place is standard for a temp. wall and today's market with all this open concept stuff, you can be sure this will be temp. Leaving the drywall in place adds to fire and noise abatement and if this is on the top floor, there would be a chance of cutting the vapour barier and that never gets fixed properly.

TxBuilder 08-04-2011 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 59535)
Tx Builder, A finished wall looks like a finished wall. Leaving the drywall in place is standard for a temp. wall and today's market with all this open concept stuff, you can be sure this will be temp. Leaving the drywall in place adds to fire and noise abatement and if this is on the top floor, there would be a chance of cutting the vapour barier and that never gets fixed properly.

You win, you win! All good points.

Just do what Neal says, OP!

sisyphus 08-04-2011 06:31 PM

thanks for all the responses.:)


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