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Old 08-25-04, 02:52 PM
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Quick drywall question

I'm about to frame, drywall and tile a basement powder room. I am just waiting on the plumber to finish running the pipes. Yesterday he said as he was leaving to 'remember to use the green drywall.' I know the green is used for full baths to deal with the moisture from showering etc. but is it really needed for powder rooms?

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What's a powder room?
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If there's plumbing in the "powder room", then there's going to be moisture. Maybe not a full-on steam bath... but there's moisture.
I'd say play it safe and "go for the green".
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green drywall is not that much more money. But I would say you should be ok with the regular stuff. Since you don't have a shower. I just redid my bath with the regular drywall. Just becareful around the sink area with the drywall. Use back splashes and side splashes on the sink.

A powder room is a bathroom with just a toilet and a sink.
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Like Mike said it's not that much more.. I would definately use that instead of having problems down the road. The retards that did my house didn't use it in the bathroom and I had rotted drywall that I had to rip out and replace which SUCKED big time..
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Originally posted by ANDREMIKE

A powder room is a bathroom with just a toilet and a sink.
Then he should have just called it the shitter.
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ok, i shall use the green.

it's not a cost issue. i have a pile of reg drywall in my living room at the moment and getting green will involve renting a truck, recruiting a friend to help, etc. just didn't want to deal with the hassel if it was overkill.

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Don't waste your time. The "green" board or moisture resistent board is not going to be of any real value to you. You will be fine with regular drywall as long as you put two coats of paint on it. I would not rent a truck just to pick up some MR board.
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I told you to use the regular stuff... Don't go through all of that trouble for 5 or 6 sheets of drywall. Use a good sealer and 2 coats of paint. It will be just fine..
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Originally posted by Binger
Don't waste your time. The "green" board or moisture resistent board is not going to be of any real value to you. You will be fine with regular drywall as long as you put two coats of paint on it. I would not rent a truck just to pick up some MR board.
If it's just a powder room I wouldn't worry about it.
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I agree. Stick with the regular. Hell, I did a bathroom in regular drywall.
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how humid is your basement?
my parent's is ususally quite humid, and they keep a dehumidifying down there
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Originally posted by ANDREMIKE
I told you to use the regular stuff... Don't go through all of that trouble for 5 or 6 sheets of drywall. Use a good sealer and 2 coats of paint. It will be just fine..
my fault, read it too quickly. the splashes are a good idea as well.
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Originally posted by mikehunt
how humid is your basement?
my parent's is ususally quite humid, and they keep a dehumidifying down there
not humid at all.
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If you dont get the green, your plumber will laugh at you.
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Originally posted by DaveNinja
If you dont get the green, your plumber will laugh at you.
i'm afraid of that.
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Regular is fine
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Powder room? Is that where you keep your wigs?
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