Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!! - Drywall - Contractor Talk

Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-18-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
Pro
 
bujaly's Avatar
 
Trade: Commercial interior super
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Posts: 523
Rewards Points: 500

Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Hey guys.. Doing some light framing and drywall to a basement.. The owner told me that some other guy framed this out about 4-5 years ago. Anyway, as you can see, the frame work is sitting flush against the foundation. Without just putting up a new 2x4 wall, (trying to keep cost low for HO), i'm going to modify this to attach the drywall too.
I know what I would like to do to attach the drywall correctly, but I'd like to see if anyone else has an better idea..
Thanks ya'll!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Attaching drywall to this SH$#!!!!-hpim1211.jpg   Attaching drywall to this SH$#!!!!-hpim1212.jpg  
__________________
"Relentless in Reliability and Satisfaction!"

Oh yeah, 1 other thing...
Assuming doesn't make an a55 out of me and you, it makes an a55 out of YOU and YOU!!!
bujaly is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 03-18-2009, 03:09 PM   #2
Thom
 
thom's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor/Homebuilder
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Albuquerque NM
Posts: 4,137
Rewards Points: 4,748

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Install the rock, tape the joint to the concrete with fiberglass tape, skim the concrete with durabond and call it good.

Advertisement

thom is offline  
Old 03-18-2009, 03:14 PM   #3
Pro
 
mickeyco's Avatar
 
Trade: Squirrel Handler
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,432
Rewards Points: 2,000

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Insulation?






.
__________________
Some people climb mountains. I take out the trash. But we both do it for the same reason.
mickeyco is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-18-2009, 03:15 PM   #4
Pro
 
SDC's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 313
Rewards Points: 256

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


or, fur the whole wall with strapping...
__________________
David Cookman
Twitter
SDC is offline  
Old 03-18-2009, 03:19 PM   #5
Pro
 
bujaly's Avatar
 
Trade: Commercial interior super
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Posts: 523
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by mickeyco View Post
Insulation?






.
Hold your horses Mickey.. lol
Why do you all always go beyond the question..
I didn't say anything about insulation.. haha
__________________
"Relentless in Reliability and Satisfaction!"

Oh yeah, 1 other thing...
Assuming doesn't make an a55 out of me and you, it makes an a55 out of YOU and YOU!!!
bujaly is offline  
Old 03-18-2009, 03:25 PM   #6
Pro
 
mickeyco's Avatar
 
Trade: Squirrel Handler
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,432
Rewards Points: 2,000

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by bujaly View Post
Hold your horses Mickey.. lol
Why do you all always go beyond the question..
I didn't say anything about insulation.. haha
If you're not insulating and the cement walls are fairly straight you can just use construction adhesive to attach the drywall on the lower portion, you can still insulate the top part.









.
__________________
Some people climb mountains. I take out the trash. But we both do it for the same reason.
mickeyco is offline  
Old 03-18-2009, 03:27 PM   #7
Contractor
 
AustinDB's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling & Home Additions
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 4,624
Rewards Points: 1,750

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


I would vote for furring it out too-1x3's would make quick work of it and you could insulate over the concrete w/ 1/2" foil board. For that matter, maybe cover from floor to ceiling w/ 1/2" foil board then install board directly over w/ 1 5/8 screws and glue the bottom :-(
AustinDB is offline  
Old 03-18-2009, 05:26 PM   #8
Member
 
roo's Avatar
 
Trade: Bricklayer
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 55
Rewards Points: 75

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Is it water tight (damp proofed) if not it might have to be tyveked. Either way you could tyvek the existing wall first then add another piece of baton (over the tyvek) from the top of the existing frame and run it all the way to the floor and screw the baton to the concrete this would also allow breathing space for the tyvek (from the pics it looks like the frame work is flush with the concrete at the bottom). If insulation is a problem you could then use thermaboard instead of foil backed.

Last edited by roo; 03-18-2009 at 05:31 PM.
roo is offline  
Old 03-18-2009, 05:35 PM   #9
Pro
 
catspaw's Avatar
 
Trade: building
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 166
Rewards Points: 150

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


glue it to the concrete definately as mickeyco stated. the sill will make excellent termite food if it's not treated wood.
catspaw is offline  
Old 03-18-2009, 05:39 PM   #10
Member
 
crazyboy's Avatar
 
Trade: Electrical
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 82
Rewards Points: 75

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Did he do his own electrical?
crazyboy is offline  
Old 03-18-2009, 05:39 PM   #11
Sean
 
SLSTech's Avatar
 
Trade: Principal / Owner
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 5,450
Rewards Points: 4

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by bujaly View Post
Hold your horses Mickey.. lol
Why do you all always go beyond the question..
I didn't say anything about insulation.. haha
Check your codes - most places require it due to change of use
__________________
SLS Construction & Building Solutions LLC Our Blog - The HTRC
SLSTech is offline  
Old 03-18-2009, 11:01 PM   #12
Pro
 
bujaly's Avatar
 
Trade: Commercial interior super
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Posts: 523
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by 72chevy4x4 View Post
I would vote for furring it out too-1x3's would make quick work of it and you could insulate over the concrete w/ 1/2" foil board. For that matter, maybe cover from floor to ceiling w/ 1/2" foil board then install board directly over w/ 1 5/8 screws and glue the bottom :-(
That was my plan....

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyboy View Post
Did he do his own electrical?
I know.. No staples..

Quote:
Originally Posted by SLSTech View Post
Check your codes - most places require it due to change of use
??? What r u talking about? Not in a sarcastic way, but I have no idea what you r referring too my man..
__________________
"Relentless in Reliability and Satisfaction!"

Oh yeah, 1 other thing...
Assuming doesn't make an a55 out of me and you, it makes an a55 out of YOU and YOU!!!
bujaly is offline  
Old 03-18-2009, 11:29 PM   #13
Sean
 
SLSTech's Avatar
 
Trade: Principal / Owner
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 5,450
Rewards Points: 4

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by bujaly View Post
??? What r u talking about? Not in a sarcastic way, but I have no idea what you r referring too my man..
In order...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mickeyco View Post
Insulation?
Quote:
Originally Posted by bujaly View Post
Hold your horses Mickey.. lol
Why do you all always go beyond the question..
I didn't say anything about insulation.. haha
Quote:
Originally Posted by SLSTech View Post
Check your codes - most places require it due to change of use
Is this a little clearer - INSULATION may be required (especially when you change a rooms use from unfinished basement to finished), check with the BD or BI - you are pulling a permit right?
__________________
SLS Construction & Building Solutions LLC Our Blog - The HTRC

Last edited by SLSTech; 03-18-2009 at 11:32 PM.
SLSTech is offline  
Old 03-18-2009, 11:52 PM   #14
Pro
 
bujaly's Avatar
 
Trade: Commercial interior super
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Posts: 523
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by SLSTech View Post
In order...







Is this a little clearer - INSULATION may be required (especially when you change a rooms use from unfinished basement to finished), check with the BD or BI - you are pulling a permit right?
I really don't understand some of you.. Really!! Why r u answering a question that was never asked.
Where did I mention... "Should I be insulating this sh#*?
The word insulation was never mentioned in my OP.
__________________
"Relentless in Reliability and Satisfaction!"

Oh yeah, 1 other thing...
Assuming doesn't make an a55 out of me and you, it makes an a55 out of YOU and YOU!!!
bujaly is offline  
Old 03-19-2009, 05:15 AM   #15
Custom Stuff
 
Mike(VA)'s Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor - Custom Renovations
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Manassas, VA
Posts: 867
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Question certainly wasn't asked about insulation, but it is required. I guess that's why he's a handyman. Permits, well ......

bujaly, you are not the only one reading the responses. There are many HO's who look for answers here and that is why many of us respond the way we do. Educating HO's about the right way to do things is important.
__________________
__________________________________________________ ___________
I EXPECT THAT SOMEDAY I WILL SEE THE FRUITS OF MY LABOR. IS IT SOMEDAY YET?
Clifton, Great Falls, McLean, Fairfax Station, Manassas, Virginia Renovation Contractor
Mike(VA) is offline  
Old 03-19-2009, 06:16 AM   #16
Pro
 
boman47k's Avatar
 
Trade: Painting
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Florence, Alabama
Posts: 4,165
Rewards Points: 2,006

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


I can see the 1X3's.
My guestion is about the wiring. What is holding the wire up in that loopy fashion? There seems to be a gap between the studs and the block wall, and it looks like excess wire being used.
boman47k is offline  
Old 03-19-2009, 08:24 AM   #17
 
SelfContract's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,362
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


A cheap problem requires a cheap solution.
SelfContract is offline  
Old 03-19-2009, 09:19 AM   #18
Registered User
 
mgard64's Avatar
 
Trade: Genaral Contractor
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Before you drywall tape some plastic to the block walls. To check for mosture it should sit for a week.Do this in
a couple places. Then insulate with rigid insullation and rock with dens armour drywall.
mgard64 is offline  
Old 03-19-2009, 02:41 PM   #19
Pro
 
bujaly's Avatar
 
Trade: Commercial interior super
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Posts: 523
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike(VA) View Post
Question certainly wasn't asked about insulation, but it is required. I guess that's why he's a handyman. Permits, well ......

bujaly, you are not the only one reading the responses. There are many HO's who look for answers here and that is why many of us respond the way we do. Educating HO's about the right way to do things is important.
Damn, always gotta be one guy on this site to just go WAY off the charts with their ignorant replies..
BUT, I'm home early because of the rain, so I will enjoy this..
Okay, for 1, I posted in the DRYWALL forum, not the "How do I finish a basement" forum.
2. I also can see why someone would come into a drywall forum, looking to get insulation advice and/or questions answered. I mean, I go to the HVAC forum to get questions answered and advice about roofing all the time.
3. This is a site for CONTRACTORS, not HO's. Hence the name, CONTRACTORTALK.COM. Remember that you typed it into the address bar before hitting enter buddy.
4. Yes yes, I'm a handyman. Obviously from my title as a handyman and me asking one question about attaching drywall, I MUST not pull permits. What else can you say about me. OH, I do pick up illegals at HD. As all handymen do, so no worries there. lol..
5. Your right Mike, I'm not the only one reading responses on here.. True. But I am the one who started this topic, ON DRYWALL. Why do I need answers to questions that weren't even brought up by me?
6. Just for you, I'm going to post a new topic on.. "How do I insulate this Sh#@??"




Quote:
Originally Posted by boman47k View Post
I can see the 1X3's.
My guestion is about the wiring. What is holding the wire up in that loopy fashion? There seems to be a gap between the studs and the block wall, and it looks like excess wire being used.
I told her, whoever did this wiring, get them back in here to correct it. That certainly isn't going to pass any inspection. I'm no electrician, but..


Quote:
Originally Posted by mgard64 View Post
Before you drywall tape some plastic to the block walls. To check for mosture it should sit for a week.Do this in
a couple places. Then insulate with rigid insullation and rock with dens armour drywall.
I have already done that, with foil though.. I'm just going with 6 mil poly for a VB.. I do not have any experience with dens-armour. Not using it really, but applying a finish to it is where I am clueless. I will look into it though, as I only have 2 foundation walls to cover. Thanks for the tip.
__________________
"Relentless in Reliability and Satisfaction!"

Oh yeah, 1 other thing...
Assuming doesn't make an a55 out of me and you, it makes an a55 out of YOU and YOU!!!

Last edited by bujaly; 03-19-2009 at 03:01 PM. Reason: Because Mickey is smart...
bujaly is offline  
Old 03-19-2009, 02:57 PM   #20
Pro
 
mickeyco's Avatar
 
Trade: Squirrel Handler
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,432
Rewards Points: 2,000

Re: Attaching Drywall To This SH$#!!!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by bujaly View Post
Thanks fellahs


No sweat.

The reason i first asked about insulation was because I'm aware of the code, I didn't know if that was an exterior or interior wall, I have a similar interior wall in an apartment building and duplex that are interior firewalls.



.

Advertisement

__________________
Some people climb mountains. I take out the trash. But we both do it for the same reason.

Last edited by mickeyco; 03-19-2009 at 03:27 PM.
mickeyco is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Insurance company estimate for drywall Shoreguy Drywall 24 10-10-2011 05:26 AM
Drywall Scratches - Level 5 Smoothwall HUNG BY FOOT Drywall 15 03-10-2009 05:19 AM
Drywall Doesn't Line Up???? rugby_3 Drywall 4 03-05-2009 08:04 PM
Any Of You Guys Use This Drywall? Ed the Roofer Drywall 12 03-02-2009 11:16 AM
How much advantage is 5/8 drywall over 1/2"? Jim S. Drywall 2 08-26-2008 10:52 AM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?