08:30AM | 06/04/03
Member Since: 06/03/03
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Hi, totally new at this so I am hoping someone can give me some quick help..

Just cleared out our basement and would like to just add some drywall to the room so it looks a bit better then the cement bricks. We have a concrete floor and would like to put up some wood frame for the drywall, how would I go about this? Also, from reading the board, insulation looks like a big ?, should i do the 1/2 away from the current walls or what?

Any help is great!



10:44AM | 06/04/03
Member Since: 06/02/03
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Here is a great website to get you on your way.


11:50AM | 06/04/03
Member Since: 06/03/03
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I am kinda looking for some how-to's from people that have done this, I have checked out the hometime site but looking for something a bit more personal.

thanks again


02:55AM | 06/05/03
Member Since: 02/20/03
17 lifetime posts
Use pressure treated for the base plate. Once you have framed the walls, staple 4 mil plastic to the back of the wall. Then stand it up right against the concrete (no 1/2 inch gap). You can get a nail gun and shoot nails into the concrete floor to anchor it. Also attach it at the top. I would definitely recommend insulation.


11:33AM | 06/10/03
Member Since: 06/03/03
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would the powder guns go deep enough that it will crack the flooring and causing water to come in? I just fixed a bunch of leaks on the walls and then did that water proof paint.
I was going to use Liquid nails?


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