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Drywall over Basement Ductwork

Posted by Patrick on February 10th, 2003 08:59 AM

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I am finishing my basement and want to install drywall directly beneath the forced air ductwork in order to save headroom. I have boxed out the sides of the ductwork, but would like to install the drywall right under the ductwork. My question is twofold: 1) would attaching the drywall just to the edges of where I boxed out the sides be strong enough to hold the drywall (half of the area is 4.5 feet wide, with the other half at about 3 feet wide); and, 2) if attaching the drywall only to those edges isn't OK, will screwing directly into the ductwork cause any problems (I have been told that it may cause whistling when the air is forced through).

Any suggestions?

Thanks - Patrick

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