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newbies
change in plans - uh-oh

We just found out that we won't be able to have sheet rock delivered to our second floor because of tricky location. Who knew? Our electrician has already installed electrical boxes set for 3/4 inch sheet rock. We're now considering installing beadboard panelling in 1/4 inch sheets. It's a really big space. Re-setting the boxes would take the rest of our lives. Help! Are there outlet covers that are thick enough to make up the difference?
Are we doomed?:eek:

plastrr385
Re: change in plans - uh-oh

1 ??? :confused: 3/4" sheetrock.Most houses are done in 1/2".
2 Cant you take it up the stairs?
3 From what I know, no on the covers.

The only other size of sheetrock I know of is 5/8"

canuk
Re: change in plans - uh-oh

Hmmm... 3/4 inch drywall ??
Perhaps 5/8 ??
How about using furring strips on the studs?

canuk
Re: change in plans - uh-oh

ooops ... sorry for the duplication.

newbies
Re: change in plans - uh-oh

oops! Hubby said it's 1/2". Sorry for the confusion. If we did furring strips on the studs, would that be moving the entire wall a bit further into the room?

We're going to need @ 100 sheets of rock (12 footers). We'd be doing the hefting ourselves. And there's a turn at the bottom of the stairs which is around a couple of corners just getting in to the house. I think an outside delivery by boom was our only choice. We can manage the wooden panelling, We're pretty rugged, but...

A. Spruce
Re: change in plans - uh-oh

There are a number of things you can do. The easiest thing will be to change from 12' sheets to 8' sheets. The benefits are that they're lighter to handle and easier to shoehorn in tight spots, such as that staircase. The only down side to the shorter sheet is a slight bit more taping.

You could rent a lift to get the rock upstairs from the outside. Remove a window for access. This, of course, would be the easiest way to get the rock upstairs, though will be a little more expensive in the lift rental and possibly dealing with the window.

Hire some local teens to help carry the rock upstairs.

canuk
Re: change in plans - uh-oh
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beadboard panelling in 1/4 inch sheets

If we did furring strips on the studs, would that be moving the entire wall a bit further into the room?

Not really .... Using 1/4 inch furring plus your 1/4 inch beadboard sheets = the same as the 1/2 drywall. :)

Re: change in plans - uh-oh

Why not reset the boxes on the wall studs. Two screws or nails and you are done. You do not have to un wire the boxes to move the boxes in or out.

canuk
Re: change in plans - uh-oh

Yep ... I was wondering that as well.;)

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