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OSB on the ceiling is done - I just need to caulk all the seams and install the door and I will be ready for drywall.



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Just realized I'm 3 months into my build. It's come a long way but I still have a long way to go.
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I started the installation of the door yesterday but I ran out of long enough nails for the 16 gauge nail gun. I ended up ordering a normal solid core door after visiting several door shops that could not do what I wanted.

My door will consist of a regular 3 panel solid core door with 2 layers of 1/2 inch MDF with Green Glue between the layers. The bottom will have an automatic door bottom seal. I'll have to extend the door frame out an additional inch to account for the MDF and the seal. I will also have to work out a threshold of some sort for the seal. I'll also have to work out a seal for the rest the sides and top of the door.

I ordered some wide throw hinges 3 weeks ago. I still had not received them so I contacted them about my order and just found out that they are made to order and ship from the manufacturer. They will not ship until the 27th. So it looks like I may have to at least start the drywall without the door installed.
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Does anyone know if I need to worry about trying to hit the channel with the screws on the 2nd and 3rd layer of drywall, or if I should just screw the drywall to the OSB. I'm not as concerned with the walls but want to make sure my ceiling does not come crashing down on me. -

Edit - I just got my answer from Ted at the soundproofing company. All layers need to go into the channel.
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All the seams in the OSB have been caulked. Ready for Drywall but it will not be delivered until tuesday. Might give me some time to get the subs hooked up to make sure they are working.
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Maybe you should just rest up those shoulders for lots of drywalling! Are you doing it alone? Good luck - you're moving right along!

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Maybe you should just rest up those shoulders for lots of drywalling! Are you doing it alone? Good luck - you're moving right along!
Yes I'll be doing most of it alone. I do have a lift so that makes things a bit easier. I do expect it is going to take me some time to get it done.
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Drywall was delivered this morning. Lots of work ahead.





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How big are these drywall sheets?
I was told by my builder that it will be very hard for him to get drywall into my basement from stairs. So he is planning on cutting the basement wall next to the window to get all the drywall delivered. He told me that this is not uncommon and he will repair the wall so it is as good as new.
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How big are these drywall sheets?
I was told by my builder that it will be very hard for him to get drywall into my basement from stairs. So he is planning on cutting the basement wall next to the window to get all the drywall delivered. He told me that this is not uncommon and he will repair the wall so it is as good as new.

Most are just 8' but i do have some 12'. Ill run the first layer horizontally and the 2nd layer vertically. This way on the walls the only butt joint will be near the ceiling where the soffit will cover it. I have 7 12' sheets for the ceiling. I'll put those in the middle of the ceiling (for the 2nd layer) and have some 2' pieces on each side. That way I will have no butt joints on the ceiling. When all is said and done there should be no visible butt joints.

I have pretty decent access down the stairs but the 12' sheets are a bit of a challenge.
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How big are these drywall sheets?
I was told by my builder that it will be very hard for him to get drywall into my basement from stairs. So he is planning on cutting the basement wall next to the window to get all the drywall delivered. He told me that this is not uncommon and he will repair the wall so it is as good as new.

Usually they will do what is easiest for them. My stairs are in a VERY tight hallway and a contractor friend told me he could get 10' sheets down the stairs with no problem. When I had 2 other people look at it while here to quote some other drywall repairs, they told me "8 footers will never fit. we will have to cut a hole in your floor and drop it through." Just for my own piece of mind, I took a 10' 2x6 and had no problem getting it down the stairs while keeping it parallel with the floor.

If cutting the hole in the wall bothers you (it would bother me), I would tell them no, use the stairs. He didn't say he couldn't, he just said it would be hard.
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How big are these drywall sheets?
I was told by my builder that it will be very hard for him to get drywall into my basement from stairs. So he is planning on cutting the basement wall next to the window to get all the drywall delivered. He told me that this is not uncommon and he will repair the wall so it is as good as new.

Some builders plan homes better than others... Cutting a hole in the floor is a new one for me. Cutting boards down is preferred for most builders. 20% more tape work (an hour or two of work at most) is often far faster than repairing something. Also if you're doing something yourself, smaller sheets are easier to work with.

For sound too, it's best to do sheets vertical (which is under 8' for most homes) and space them so they end half way across a stud. That takes a lot of cutting but it's that little extra that some people will do for sound isolation.

I know of massive basements having windows removed and window wells dug out to slide drywall in but that's as extreme as I've heard. I've also seen a few people 'add' walk out basements during finishing just to make construction and future use of the basement easier. My basement is mostly not finished and has 9'4" ceilings which is it's own issue when it comes to placing drywall but since I've had enough drywalling for my lifetime (about an hour) I'll be hiring out. I did make sure when I was designing the home I had a walkout basement (even though I'm on flat ground) with an 8'x3'6" door to make getting anything in and out easy. I can't tell you how much a little headroom helps. Sometimes I wish builders would just plan ahead for homes but most don't consider long-term planning even though it would be so simple...

Anyway, I'd say cut the boards before modifying a home.
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In my last house - (a remodel) we cut a hole in the floor to put drywall in the basement. It was a 1930's house and had a dramatic turn at the bottom of the stairs. Even 8' drywall would not fit. It was really easy to cut a hole 4' wide and the width of a joist to lower them down. We knew we were going to have to do this so we did it before carpet was laid down but even with carpet it would be easy to pull up a corner and have it re-stretched. If you had 100 sheets of drywall to bring into the basement it would definitely make sense to cut a hole. The added labor to tape and mud all those additional cuts (with no tapered edges) would be a major pain.
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Put in nearly 12 hours today and put the first layer of drywall up. Still have to put up the small strip at the bottom and caulk all the seams.





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Wow!! That looks so different. It really changed the look of the room. It looks great. I wish I was that far along.

Sorry if this in the thread somewhere, but are the two round ducts in the ceiling for your heating and cooling? Will they be in a soffit?

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The ducts in the ceiling feed the room above. There will also be a return air that goes through the ceiling there. (I haven't cut the hole in the sheetrock yet) They will be enclosed in a soffit. The soffit will go around the entire room and carry all the wiring and hvac.
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I'm planning on installing the door before the drywall so I can ensure a tight fit so i left the area around the door unfinished. I'm still waiting on the wide throw hinges I ordered so I can put the MDF on the door and get it installed. The hinges were ordered on April 28 and are apparently custom made but I'm getting tired of waiting. Should have had the door done weeks ago. I'm starting the 2nd layer of drywall tonight so I'll just have to work around the door.
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This was my first attempt at putting the 12' sheets on the ceiling. As you can see it did not go so well. I already had the green glue on so it was really awkward to handle. I tried to get under it to lift onto the drywall lift and it snapped in half. I didn't want to run and pick up a new sheet so I installed it anyway. Most of the broken part will be under a soffit anyway.

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For the next piece I put the sheetrock on the lift first - then applied the green glue - Worked much better.



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Much better results on the next ones.

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The ceiling is just a bit shorter than 15' so the 12' pieces were hung in the middle with small peices on each side. I did this so the butt joints would be hidden in the soffits. The visible part of the ceiling should be easy to finish.
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You do nice work, and what energy! You'll be rocking in no time. Jeff Beck performing live at Ronnie Scott's should give your IB sub a workout. Highly recommended!

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Looking forward to seeing the door up and the drywall finished. Those hinges shown up yet?
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I did get a shipping notice that the hinges have shipped. It would be nice if they came today so I could get the door done this weekend but I doubt they will be here.

The drywall is almost done. I'll probably start taping and mudding this weekend.
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You do nice work, and what energy! You'll be rocking in no time. Jeff Beck performing live at Ronnie Scott's should give your IB sub a workout. Highly recommended!

I'll have to give the Jeff Beck a try.
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The 2nd layer of drywall is done with the exception of a few small spots on the ceiling and the 6 inch gap at the top of the walls. I ran out of green glue and had to pick up a few tubes to finish off. I also just used the last piece of 5.8 drywall so I'll have to pick up one more sheet. I think I'll do the soffits with 1/2" since it appears I may have ordered too much for the rest of the basement.

I also picked up a cherry wood board today that I will use as the threshold for the automatic door seal. Going to finish the remaining few spots of drywall and work on the door this weekend.
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geez ow....with a sub build like that you probably should have gone with 8" concrete and then DD+GG....lol.

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geez ow....with a sub build like that you probably should have gone with 8" concrete and then DD+GG....lol.

I actually have concrete foundation behind the framing on 3 of the 4 walls. So essentially it is a room within a concrete room. I would have thought concrete would make a great soundproof room but I discovered through this forum that concrete walls do not perform that well from a sound isolation standpoint.
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I actually have concrete foundation behind the framing on 3 of the 4 walls. So essentially it is a room within a concrete room. I would have thought concrete would make a great soundproof room but I discovered through this forum that concrete walls do not perform that well from a sound isolation standpoint.

Hahaha, I actually think i read that somewhere too...Should be incredible when its done.

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