Two 6x4 trailer loads of drywall, 11 garbage bags of blown insulation (and that's just what fell out of the roof!), four hours of lugging waste outside, two Oxycontins (God bless prescription pain relief for back pain) and finally the room is clear. Won't be wanting to do that job again in a hurry. Took a photo tonight, 24 hours after finishing and it's still really dusty in there. Electrician will be here Thursday afternoon to take down the split system air-conditioner so that I can double drywall before remounting. Now I just need to pull out all of the old nails from the timbers and I am ready to get going. Here are some pictures from tonight. Sorry, but the dust is still a nightmare in there (even though you can't see it without using a flash).
Ordered lumber today. Silly me for thinking the majority of my money had been spent so far. Ordered some 19mm particle board for the subfloor, some 90x45mm pine for the side stud wall and some extra particle board for the riser cover. $1200 kaaaaching! Oh well, it's only money. Also needed some balustrades for the outside decking so it wasn't that bad.
Have decided that I am going to have a crack at drywalling myself (with the help of a couple of friends. (Don't worry Peter, you will get plenty of notice!) Finish doesn't need to be perfect, as I will be fabric lining the entire room. Best quote was about $1000 to do double drywall. That was two guys for two days, including the messing around with hat channel and GG. Figured that I could have a go at it. Would rather swear, drink beer and curse with friends than alone or pay someone else to swear and curse! Can borrow a drywall lift or pick one up for not much on Fleabay. Have a fair bit of work before I close those walls up in any case.
OK, so for todays question. I will be using double 16mm drywall, Green Glue and GG Whisper clips. What drywall screws do most people use here for double drywall applications? I understand that the first layer screws into the furring channel. What about the second layer? Does that just screw into the first layer of drywall or does it also affix to the channel?
So, framing starts on Saturday morning. Hope to get the framing for the stud wall done and maybe make a start on the flooring. Also need to finish off the rear decking with balustrading and get all of that squared away before I get too wrapped up in the theater room.
Would welcome any feedback....