The ceiling in my garage is 10 feet and 1 and 1/2 inches from floor to
the bottom of the truss. I am not installing drywall on the ceiling.
Is it ok to use 10 foot sheets of drywall hung vertically that are 1
and 1/2 inch off of the floor?
Does the stud wall sit directly on slab, or is there a course of block
or foundation wall? In mine, the bottom plate of the stud wall sits
on one course of block, and I drywalled just over the plate so all you
see is block underneath. I reasoned that with the snow and other
spillages in a garage, you don't want drywall down to the ground
anyway. If the bottom 1 1/2 inches that will be exposed is your
bottom plate, then I guess that is OK also. Would be better to
overlap it a little (maybe 1/2 inch, leaving a similar gap up top).
Bit of a gap is OK in a garage IMO. Keep in mind that your slab is
probably sloped to allow for run off of spillages, so your 1 1/2 may
not be consistent all the way around.
The plat is directly over a slab, no block. My thinking was to put it
against the truss and the 1 and 1/2 inch off the concrete floor. Later
going back and putting vinyl baseboard around it. Think that would be
Baseboard in the garage - wow. You are more sophisticated than me.
If you don't have snow or other spillages to worry about, it would
work, but to me it would be overkill. Here in MN with snow melting in
the winter it's good to have some separation so the drywall doesn't
suck up the water. Like I say, mine looks fine with a gap at the
bottom - fine for a garage. Are the walls insulated? If so, I would
want to overlap the bottom plate with at least some vapor barrier and
drywall. If not, are you sure you want drywall? My shed isn't
insulated, and the bays between studs make excellent recessed bays for
hanging stuff. I get that drywall looks good, but if you're not doing
the ceiling, it will look incomplete anyway I think. But each to his
own. Good luck whatever you choose.
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