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Posted by Steve: on August 10th, 2001 09:52 PM
In reply to 1/2 or 3/8 inch drywall in basement? by Steve on August 10th, 2001 12:15 PM [Go to top of thread]

where the studs are 16 inch OC use the one half inch, where the studs are 24 inch OC, especially on ceilings, use 5/8 inch. The reason for the thicker rock on the ceilings is to stop the bowing or bending where joists are 24 OC.

I do realize your initial question was NOT 5/8 inch but 3/8 inch.

But, 3/8 inch anywhere will bend and be too pliable when you lean against it.

Also 5/8 inch is always recommended on ceilings where accoustical texturing is used. Its a weight thing.

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