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Old 01-21-2013, 08:49 AM  
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Default Can I install sheetrock right over existing sheetrock?

Hello again,

I don't want to tear the ceiling out of this room, there is blown-in insulation in the attic. Can I just sheetrock right over the old sheetrock? I don't want to use strapping, I don't want the ceiling any lower than it is.


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Make sure the seams don't line up with the old ones and use 2" drywall screws.


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Make sure the seams don't line up with the old ones and use 2" drywall screws.
Thank you. I thought so but I needed a second opinion.
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This post is from 2009 ... 2009 ???? Why did it show up as a New Post ???
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Painted panelling won't weigh as much but you'd still have to handle the seams somehow.


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