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Old 5th July 2012, 12:01 PM   #31
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Metal, yes form the diagram. The metal keeps getting thiner (what a surprise there) it's hard now to set a screw down in the drywall (standard gauge is beer can thickness).

I think you are on the right track, glue studs before drywall. If you have a helper you can always get the 5/8" thick board, more work (heavy) but it is stronger.

Good point Chris about the switches/outlets, DD, do you have plastic boxes or metal?

*probably going to need helper anyway.
There's only one electrical box in there at the moment, for the vacuum cleaner. All the components are mounted in the wall in this room where my pc is. Just the faceplates stick through and the speaker terminals are surface mount, so it wouldn't be too terrible to re-do it.

It'll probably be a project for later in the year once it starts to cool down, it's been over 100 degrees here for the past few days, lugging around sheets of drywall and OSB would probably be terrible!

Thanks for the advice guys, I think what my plan is going to be is to pull the drywall, put up some OSB, trowel in a thin layer of liquid nails and then drywall over that and run some 3" deck screws through the whole mess.
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Thanks for the advice guys, I think what my plan is going to be is to pull the drywall, put up some OSB, trowel in a thin layer of liquid nails and then drywall over that and run some 3" deck screws through the whole mess.
Be careful with the big screws. You may be better off using more of the standard screws. Also be careful not to over tighten them to the point of breaking the screw head through the paper surface. Just below flush is the trick. Any deeper and the wallboard is broken and weaker.

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Maybe jump to 1 -5/8" or 2" long screws.
OSB layer, well it will help with decorating; can hang picture anywhere you want.
Oh that's right, won't be hanging pictures on that wall.

btw, they sell a "lightweight drywall" it looks the same, a bit easier.
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I think what my plan is going to be is to pull the drywall, put up some OSB, trowel in a thin layer of liquid nails
I would use sub floor glue on the studs when mounting the OSB and then...
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I would use Green Glue to mount the drywall to the OSB. Both those glues are made for what you are trying to do.
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Be careful with the big screws.
Yes, for the reasons described. Use the fluted drywall screws. There's a reason they're made that way. They activate the clutch or your driver properly with little to no overdrive.
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I would use Green Glue to mount the drywall to the OSB. Both those glues are made for what you are trying to do.

Yes, for the reasons described. Use the fluted drywall screws. There's a reason they're made that way. They activate the clutch or your driver properly with little to no overdrive.
Thanks Cal, this will be the plan then.
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