10:22AM | 01/27/04
Member Since: 01/26/04
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I am finishing my basement with 2x4 stick built walls(due to obstructions). I have one area at the bottom of the steps with limited space. For this section, I would like to 2x2 furring strips to attach the drywall. I have a powder nailer, but am concerned about moisture getting in or cracking the walls (poured concrete). I have seen suggestions on just glueing the strips to the wall with construction cement, but am concerned with how that will hold the drywall. Any suggestions?


01:18PM | 01/27/04
Member Since: 02/03/03
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I am thinking of going this route when I finish my basement this spring. i do not want to nail to the concrete and possibly cause cracks or moisture penetration points. I was just thinking of gluing furring strips with liquid nail or something similiar to the concrete walls.


04:37PM | 02/10/04
Member Since: 02/08/04
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i just finished doing mine and had to use 2x4 for pipes but like you i didn't have much room at the bottom of steps. I put 2x4's on side and tapconned them to block. I will insulate with Styrofoam.


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