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Drywall over concrete block

Posted by bobsmyuncle (My Page) on
Sat, May 15, 10 at 18:42

How would you apply drywall over concrete block interior walls that have rounded corners on the doorways? My thought was to use furring strips all over and one-bys to block out the corners square. Any better approaches?


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RE: Drywall over concrete block

Hi, I would use adhesive about a Quart to a panel.Use a couple pieces of 3/8 door stop to keep the panel off the floor untill the adhesive dries. The corner would not be a problem do them as any other frame job.
Good Luck Woodbutcher


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RE: Drywall over concrete block

Why not use bullnosed corners?

Here is a link that might be useful: Bullnose caps


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RE: Drywall over concrete block

You are going to love installing the required wall receptacles.

Every one will require cutting into the block to get enough depth for the electrical boxes.


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RE: Drywall over concrete block

Never apply drywall directly to concrete! Fur it out with 2x4s and insulate. That way you'll have both the necessary insulation and room to run the electrical both. Then use the rounded corners for the corners.


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RE: Drywall over concrete block

Do building codes have any consideration in this decision? Are you ever going to sell this place?


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