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Old 03-24-2019, 08:36 PM   #1
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Staggering Joints On 20 Ft Wall


I'm going to be sheetrocking a 20-foot wall on metal studs with 5/8 rock. There will be five layers of sheetrock laid horizontal. Is there a recommended pattern for staggering the butt joints? Should it be a stair-step stagger? Is it okay if the butt joint on every other row is in line?
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What do you need over three inches thick of drywall for?

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What do you need over three inches thick of drywall for?
He means 5 horizontal rows of rock to reach 20' high.
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He means 5 horizontal rows of rock to reach 20' high.

That makes so much more sense

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I was confused as well...
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I've seen 3 layers of 5/8 once, on a commercial job. (Fireproofing)
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I have seen 4 layers on a ceiling in a condo
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Four is the max before you run out of room for screws I think. It's like how you cant fold a piece of paper in half more than 7 times...
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4’ 8’ 12 ‘repeat!
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4’ 8’ 12 ‘repeat!
Gives you an extra butt joint though. Unless you can get 16' board.
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8,10,12, and or 16' long pieces?

16' save half of those expensive Butt joints
= no brainer upgrade. IMO

If bare minimum steel stud gauge used, maybe some temp bracing for plumb? & flat.

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