I plan on installing drywall over old, damaged plaster and brick
walls. I was considering using steel furrings (to which I will attach
the drywall) for the job. But I'm unsure how to attach the furrings
to the original walls. I mean, do I have to drill a pilot hole and
instert a plastic screw ancor in posistions throughout the original
wall and just hope to match up with pre-drilled holes in the steel, or
do I just go for it and drive right through the steel into the plaster
and brick with some other type of screw? Anyone have any suggestions,
'cause I'm at a bit of a loss here. Suggestions regarding steel stud
dimensions or type would also be appreciated.
Thanks for any help,
You might want to consider just building a new wall in front of the old wall.
Use 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 steel studs. They are only 5/8 larger then steel ferring
strips. you can attach them with track to the floor and to the ceiling. Place
this wall close to the old wall and you really wont lose much space and you new
wall will be sraight and plumb.
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