If those are interior block walls, you might get away with it. The main
problem is moisture, exterior walls tend to have too much moisture for
drywall. You generally need to separate it with an unbroken vapor barrier.
How about trying a couple of those fiberglass finished panels designed
for finishing basements.
> The area in question is at the bottom of the basement stairs and will
> just 2 / 4 x 8 sheets.Because of code requirements I have just enough
> for mounting on the wall.
If it's an outside wall, forget it. If it's an inside wall, I'm not
sure what you could do, but I'm imagining you would need to look at a
material other than drywall - maybe a skim coat of plaster directly on
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
They probably are concerned about an underground, concrete wall being
subjected to fire. Drywall will provide 30 minutes of flame retardation
allowing the folks to escape.
It's for the children.
I'd put up insulating foam boards, texture it, and paint.
Who could tell?
Not really a fire hazard, but a smoke hazard if something else starts a fire
and burns the foam along with it. Building insulating foam is treated with
fire retardants and if you take the source of ignition away, the foam will
go out. That said, it is still against code to have it exposed. There is,
however, a fire retarding paint you can put over it that is acceptable. Cost
is over $50 a gallon though.
I wouldn't. If I was tight on space I'd mud the wall with a sticky
mortar mix. Work it well and give it a couple coats of paint & it
will look as good and be both cheaper and more durable than sheetrock.
[and it will be fun to watch someone try to hang a picture with a
Sure it can in a small area like that...As long as there are NO water
leaks...You just need to use the new Mold Resistant sheetrock like GP Brand
DensArmor or USG Brand FiberRoc AquaTough..Attach with PL 100 Drywall
Adhesive and tempory bracing....There is also sheetrock rated for outside
use and is usually used in commercial applications for fire rating....You
could check a drywall supply company for speciality sheetrock and
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