pressure treated wood against drywall

andrelaplume2January 27, 2009

I need to attach fur strips directly to a section of my concerete wall (not the best practice I know but no room for XPS behind the fur strips--long story) so I was going to use pressure treated strips. The drywall will then be secured to these strips. Is it ok to screw the drywall to the pt wood....a friend suggested that might not be a good idea and to just attach regular fur strips to the concrete...just want to do whats better....

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bus_driver

Use the pressure treated. It will not by any means harm the drywall. Some codes require PT for any wood contacting concrete.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 12:42PM
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maryland_irisman

Ditto

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 7:32PM
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worthy

PT or polyvinyl between the wall and the furring. Whatever is easier to do.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 7:41PM
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andrelaplume2

Well I think it will be a 1 X 4 pt strip over some foamseal with XPS in between the strips...every 2 feet or so. Thanks all.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2009 at 8:07AM
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