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dougee

07:09PM | 05/05/04
Member Since: 02/25/04
11 lifetime posts
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I am in the process of finishing half of my basement. I would like to cover the backside of the interior wall. I really don't want to put up some cheap paneling.

What I am looking for is this:

1)something fireproof...my furnace is on the backside of the new room and I would like some security just in case something would happen with the furnace.

2)I am looking for something fairly thin, probably 1/4 inch or so...I want it to be easy to put up!

3)something that would give me a little sound proofing...don't want to hear the furnace and well pump if I ever have to sleep in the basement!

Does anyone have any ideas??? Are there any products that match what I am trying to describe???

Help and suggestions are greatly appreciated!!!

Doug


plumber Tom

12:20AM | 05/06/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Your local CODE determines what materials are used to "box" in or make a furnace room. By all means do it right. A steel door with louvers at the top and bottom to allow for fresh air is recommended. Always allow proper clearances for combustibles. Your furnace maker can tell you the dimensions from the side, the back and the front. There is soundproofing board available. I have seen it in a commercial setting, where the sound board is placed over the studs 1st, then the drywall.

joed

07:16AM | 05/08/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
I can't think of anything 1/4 inch that is fireproof. Generally drywall is used to fireproof walls. You could install the drywall and then panel over it if you don't want to tape it.

Drywall on both sides mounted on resilient channels and insulation between the studs will help with the sound. Also drywalling the ceiling in the furnace room will help greatly for the sound as well.
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