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Building Checklist Before Hanging Drywall

By: Danny Lipford

Before hanging drywall in your home, make sure everything that’s supposed to be in the wall cavity is in place. Here’s a checklist of items that need to be installed before the drywall goes up:

  • Electrical: All wiring and electrical boxes installed for wall outlets, switches, and light fixtures.
  • Plumbing: Drain lines along with hot and cold water lines.
  • Heating and Cooling: Any ductwork for room vents and air return.
  • TV/Data: Television, computer, telephone, and internet lines and wall boxes.
  • Blocking: Wood blocking needed to support hanging items such as towel racks and safety bars in bathrooms, or for added wall support in rooms with high ceilings.
  • Insulation: Wall insulation for both interior (sound deadening) walls and exterior (heat loss/gain) wall.
  • Inspection: Once everything is ready, have the building inspector check out all the systems before the drywall is installed.

Watch this video to find out more.

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  • Chris Says:
    October 17th, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    The insulation you show in this video is VERY POORLY installed. Not cut around power outlets, just tucked behind the outlets and pipes deeming that portion of the insulation completely useless, with no benefit to the home owner at all!


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Building Checklist Before Hanging Drywall