12 November, 2013

Chimney And Fireplace Construction

Trying to finish drywalling my living room. I'm left with the place above the fireplace, trying to cover the concrete/chimney areas. I cannot notice adding the depth of wood strips, it's flush with the stud walls. . The 5/8 rock is largely attached to studs, sort of "hanging" over the concrete. This is just for small, 2'x3' areas. I would just often attach it to the chimney a little bit. Can I use special screws? Do I need pilot holes? Construction adhesive? I hope that did not sound confusing. The rock has to be flush with the concrete. If youre wondering what was there before, it was old horsehair plaster over the whole wall. Thank you. Basically… Normally I would`nt advise it. But since it`s a small area, you could do it using "Tapcons". Some "Liquid Nails" would be a good addition to the task. Tapcons can be found at Lowes and HD.

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  1. Grace Camry November 9, 2013 at 2:57 am #
    Concrete screws?
  2. Mandy Smith November 9, 2013 at 5:19 am #
    I agree with William. The 'tapcons' he's referring to are blue screws for concrete and masonry. You'll need a masonry bit to drill into the chimney. Use a construction adhesive like 'Liquid Nails' on the back of the piece of drywall and put it in place. Then put in the screws, 1 in each corner and 1 in the center should be sufficient.