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mln0071

09:39AM | 04/19/05
Member Since: 04/18/05
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Can anyone tell me if this is possible? I just purchased a very old home that has wood panelling over the original plaster walls. I have a feeling the original plaster walls are in pretty rough shape, so I'm trying to figure out if I just drywall over the panelling.

I would love to pull off the panelling and work and work with the original walls, though I don't think I'll have the time to complete that kind of project...

Thanks!

Michelle


mln0071

01:56PM | 04/19/05
Member Since: 04/18/05
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I appreciate your input.

Michelle

MistressEll

06:40AM | 04/20/05
Member Since: 01/30/05
361 lifetime posts
keep in mind that you'll need to extend the face of those outlet boxes (recepticles and switches) in that wall, with box flanges you cannot just "float" a gap with that dry-wall and get a long screw to re-install that face-plate (fire hazard).

Also if that wall is required to be a "one hour" wall, (some surface behind it, within the room (like a kitchen, water heater, furnace), you'll need to use 5/8" fire-rated gypsum board not just 1/2" for that one-hour rating on top of that panneling.

You can find one-hour standards explained on the UL site.

MistressEll

06:43AM | 04/20/05
Member Since: 01/30/05
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Unless you're planning to "skim coat" that 1/2" drywall THREE times...(makes it one-hour rated) then you can get away with the 1/2"...if its required to be a one-hour wall...but most diy'ers aren't "into" skim coating the entire wall three times after having taped and seamed it. Otherwise 5/8" fire-rated gypsum board taped and seamed if it needs to be a one-hour wall (protecting rest of house from a hazard one side or the other).
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