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sheetrock fire wall

Does anyone know how I would sheetrock my firewall. People tell me that I can't put nails through it so I am stuck. I want to do the right practice.

Re: sheetrock fire wall

what exactally are you doing? hanging another layer over an existing firewall? if it is wood studs, yes of course you can nail it up. though I prefer screws simply because when you nail you need to nail in sets of two and screws you only need one per 12 inches in the center and every 6 inches along the edges. once you apply your mud all screw or nail holes will be sealed so it is of no concern

Re: sheetrock fire wall

it should not matter how it is installed as long as you get the proper fire rating from it.

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