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shayla
What thickness of sheetrock to use
shayla

We are remodeling our kitchen and in the material purchasing stage. I need help deciding what thickness sheetrock to use on the ceiling. Lighter would be easier but is there a reason NOT to use 3/8" on a 16" on center ceiling?

Jack
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Jack

Useing 3/8" you'll usually have problems with sagging over time.
Jack

jerry36352
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jerry36352

5/8" should be used on ceilings however ive used 1/2"many times on ceilings and havent had any trouble

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

5/8" would keep you covered as far as preventing sag and satisfying code issues. My drywall installer has talked of a reinforced 1/2" that is rated for ceilings, though I've never seen it available at your typical DIY supply house.

havanagranite
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havanagranite
A. Spruce wrote:

5/8" would keep you covered as far as preventing sag and satisfying code issues. My drywall installer has talked of a reinforced 1/2" that is rated for ceilings, though I've never seen it available at your typical DIY supply house.

you are probally talking about sag resistant 1/2 inch drywall
http://www.usg.com/navigate.do?resource=/USG_Marketing_Content/usg.com/web_files/products/prod_details/SHEETROCK_Brand_Sag-Resistant_Interior_Gypsum_Ceiling_Board.htm

but for 16 in o.c. just regular 1/2 inch is fine

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

As mentioned, I've not seen it or seen it used, only heard about it. It sounds interesting, certainly. I'm curious what cost difference there is between 1/2" regular, 1/2" reinforced, and 5/8" drywall. Beyond weight of handling and install is always the cost factor. :cool:

havanagranite
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havanagranite

I really haven't used it much because most all my work has been comercial. haven't bought enough of it to even remember cost comparison. though I will say that if you have a drywall supplier they will be cheaper than lowes or homedepot, by probally a buck and a half per board. around here we have seacoast and csr rinker and a couple of smaller ones I prefer csr rinker

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