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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Question: any one have any luck with drywall in a camp. The old place had some here and there and seems that the joints cracked or the screw holes cracked. Most of the new place is going to be knotty pine but the bathroom and bedroom ceilings we wanted some wall board. We don't leave constant heat on so I know that is a issue just asking if not more wood it will be!! Thanks

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Thatís just the nature of the beast when youíre not leaving heat on.
Even our place where you turn the heat to 50 but go up on the weekends and burn a fire all weekend you can hear the rock creaking and popping due to the sudden temp change.

Last time I replaced some ceiling to put in fans and can lights I used construction adhesive behind the board and used the screws and mesh tape. Seems to be holding up OK but the original stuff took a while for the seams and nails to pop.
Its not such a big deal when youíre using screws and mesh tape and what small imperfections do show up its easy enough to fix, like routine maintenance.

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Re: camp dry wall

We seldom use drywall in our camps. Not so much for how it holds up but we hate to paint lol. That being said, we do have it in the bathrooms and never had an issue but we use green board in there so it's made to handle the moisture so maybe thats why it holds up. If it were me I'd probably stick with paneling , t111 or pine boards. It holds up better to bumps and bangs which we always seem to do and once it's up you don't need to re-paint every few years.

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Re: camp dry wall

Bearklr got it right with his reccomendations. The vinyl clad paneling like they use in trailer bathrooms should work well.
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Gotta be careful with some of the junk they sell as paneling these days too. The thin stuff really warps and puckers with big temperature swings.

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Re: camp dry wall

I asked about drywall too and was advised to stay away from it if I didn't keep the heat on all winter.

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I used wood in the area that I replaced. But we used fiberglass wall liner panels in the kitchen at local park that has no heat at all worked and looks great.Got from Mark's Fiberglass,Dubois,P.A. 814-583-5953 check it out. We put particle board behind panels are about 1/8" thick. Hope this helps.Thanks Blacksmith

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Gotta be careful with some of the junk they sell as paneling these days too. The thin stuff really warps and puckers with big temperature swings.
Just found that out after redoing our sleeping area. Bummed out

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Use T111 or pine as suggested above or use one by over your seams if you insist on dry walling. For sealing in my camp I used metal roofing. I vaulted the main room to look like a bard roof and hung hunter green metal roofing and ceiling fans for lighting it looks good. Then in the bed rooms I used red metal roofing and I hung it over the trusses then I framed the trusses in pine to look like beams. I was going to hang pine on my walls in but for cost reasons I ended up hanging T111 and it looks great.
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snapper do you have any pics? I would like to see that
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