Kitchen Ceiling fell down

Old 12-11-02, 10:00 PM
Sulhi Gencyuz
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Kitchen Ceiling fell down

The kitchen have a bay window. Thet roof leaked and eventually the plaster fell down (bay only).
The roof is repaired and there is no leak any more..
In the inside, I installed 1/2 inch thick moisture resisting dry wall on the joists. The side connecting to the rest of the kitchen ceilng, there is about 1/2 inch height difference. The new dry wall is 1/2 inch lower then the rest of the old ceiling.
As a solution, the following options comes to mind:
I can raise the dry wall by adding 1/2 inch strips of dry wall on the joists, or I can hang two 1/2 inch layers of dry wall. In which case I am afraid I might have too much weight.
Or, I can apply plaster on the dry wall.
All these ideas how to raise, but I don't know which one is safer and acceptable to trade.
Old 12-12-02, 05:32 AM
bungalow jeff
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I would go for the shims first. Do not worry about the extra weight. No matter what you do, the edges will be "off" and require generously wide feathering on either side to smooth the area out.

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