One sheet rock contractor replacing the sheet rock in a Houston garage that was flooded by Harvey
says there are two sizes, one thicker than the other. Another sheet rock contractor working inside
the house says just use the standard size. Is there a thicker size that should be used in a garage?
There is no zoning in Houston, so you can indeed have an odd mixture of
commercial buildings in close proximity to residential areas and vice
versa. There have been several initiatives to implement zoning, but
every time a referendum has been held, the pro-zoning forces have failed
to muster enough votes to make it happen.
There are local building codes, but building codes are not the same
thing as zoning.
Typically you use what code calls for
The 2006 edition of the IRC states the following concerning garage walls
R309.2 Separation Required
The garage shall be separated from the residence and its attic area by
not less than 1/2-inch (12.7 mm) gypsum board applied to the garage
side. Garages beneath habitable rooms shall be separated from all
habitable rooms above by not less than 5/8-inch (15.9 mm) Type X gypsum
board or equivalent. Where the separation is a floor-ceiling assembly,
the structure supporting the separation shall also be protected by not
less than 1/2-inch (12.7 mm) gypsum board or equivalent. Garages located
less than 3 feet (914 mm) from a dwelling unit on the same lot shall be
protected with not less than 1/2–inch (12.7 mm) gypsum board applied to
the interior side of exterior walls that are within this area. Openings
in these walls shall be regulated by Section 309.1. This provision does
not apply to garage walls that are perpendicular to the adjacent
dwelling unit wall.
On Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:10:14 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
Our dogs have all adopted the main foyer of the house as their cool
napping area. I am embarrassed to admit, occasionally our donkey even
sneaks in and joins them on really hot days (she is pretty darn cute).
The floor is thick quarry tile but the walls are painted dry wall. As
a result the walls get dirty quickly and it is a large entry way.
I have recently been giving some thought to removing the bottom 4 feet
of dry wall (ten foot ceilings) and replacing it with concrete backer
board and tile. The house keeper agrees it would be much easier to
clean the barnyard grime from dogs coats off the tile than it is to
clean it from the paint, she could even wet mop the wall tile.
I am not really fond of drywall, but, it is better than plaster and
there doesn't really seem to be a better option for a house.
The problem is Donald Trump. The solution is impeachment or, the otherwise legal
removal, from office, of the greatest threat to peace the world has ever known.
On Thu 14 Sep 2017 01:26:40p, Stormin' Norman told us...
I would love to see that donkey. They really are cute, and can make
very loving pets.
There are many options in tile. A ery practical and attractive
alternative to paint. In our last house in Ohio we had the foyer
walls papered floor to ceiling. It was a paper that had been
lamiinated with a matte vinyl surface that made it very easy to clean
and totally washable.
Drywall is pretty much the standard wall surface everwhere I have
lived, although our co-op has walls made of some type of concrete
board. It's hard enough that it must be drilled in order to hang
anything on it. For most pictures I drill a very small pilot hole
and then tap in a picture hanger or nail.
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