what nailing pattern should be used to hang drywall?
There are several pictures and diagrams in the book – three pages on drywall fasting patterns but the short version of the nailing patterns are: On Wood – The most preferred method for fastening drywall is to nail all the perimeters of the sheet with drywall nails – then use drywall screws for the field of the sheet. Space the nails at the perimeters – edges -top & bottom – 7″ apart (5 per row) & the field screws at 12″ apart (3 per row) If you do not use screws in the field then double nail – three sets of nails with two nails each set. My question is, ” Can I install new sheetrock directly over old plaster walls using the wooden planks as the target for the drywall screws?” I am not sure if there are beams inside the plaster walls, I suppose there must be, but any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. >> What we do is to knock a hole into the plaster – check out the framing in find the spacing; 16″ – 20″ – 24″ etc. This would then be what you want to fasten the dry