Drywall Installation Codes To the Editor: I just finished reading the article “Reducing Drywall Callbacks” (1/01); I also happen to be studying the 2000 International Residential Code for my exams in building inspection. I would heed Mr. Ferguson’s advice to let the code enforcement official know that you are planning to use adhesive to attach your wallboard. They might well tell you to read table R702.3.5, which gives some very detailed instructions on the use of adhesive to attach drywall to studs. I see a few discrepancies between Myron’s method and the recommended practices, which could well lead to the callbacks the author wishes to avoid if the code official goes “by the book.” I know I wouldn’t pass
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