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Im finnishing a basement and the stairs are about an inch away from a cinder block wall. what would be the best way to finish the wall?
I was thinking of taking 1X3's and blasting them in with a ramset and laying drywall over it. Anyone have other ideas?
 

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I agree with what ayerzee said or ramseting some strips on would work as long as it doesnt crumble on ya
 

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the house was built in 1993 so the block are not that old, tapcons are a good idea i think im going to use that
 

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If im understanding this right then i would dot and dab them. 95% of homes in UK with block walls are done this way. Shouldnt see why you couldnt over here. like below

I agree, we do this all the time, on a dry interior wall it won't be a problem.
 

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If im understanding this right then i would dot and dab them. 95% of homes in UK with block walls are done this way. Shouldnt see why you couldnt over here. like below

that would work great, is that just joint compound? how do you keep if from coming off the wall?
 

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Use 7/8" hat channel and shoot it onto the block wall with a trackfast gun using 3/4" pins.

Or you could use 3/4" furring strips and T nail them into the block wall.
 

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that would work great, is that just joint compound? how do you keep if from coming off the wall?

I have no idea what they would called it over here but in the UK it's known as plasterboard adhesise or dot and dab adhesive. Its very easy to get a flat wall with this method and is extremly quick. I seen guys stand about 5 ft from the area and fling the stuff of their trowel and hit exactly where it needs to go. to hold it they just space the board of the floor and the adhesive does the rest. Once you push that board into that stuff it aint coming off easy.
 

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In canada if you glue that drywall to the cinder block, I guarantee in 2 years you'll have massive mold. Also, furring strips or any type of wood aren't allowed to touch concrete or cinder block according to building code. I imagine the same goes for everywhere else. You need to create a thermal break by insulating the wall.
 

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In canada if you glue that drywall to the cinder block, I guarantee in 2 years you'll have massive mold. Also, furring strips or any type of wood aren't allowed to touch concrete or cinder block according to building code. I imagine the same goes for everywhere else. You need to create a thermal break by insulating the wall.
Not on an inside wall.:thumbsup:
 

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i cant find that dot dab stuff in the us, im going to use tapcons and fering strips and see how it comes out. thanks for the advise
 
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