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05-04-11, 12:58 PM   #1  
drywall not correct thickness

I have removed lathe and plaster from my walls for rewiring.
I have several door frames that were butted up next to the plaster.
Now I have a space between door frame and the wall that's ~ 32nd of an inch
shy of the best fit of drywall thickness.
Other than filling the space between the frame and the wall with plaster does anyone have a suggestion?

Thank you

 
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05-04-11, 02:44 PM   #2  
Welcome to the forums!

SOP when using drywall for plaster repairs is to attach the drywall just shy of the plaster and then use a setting compound to level it out. Other than that you could shim the drywall out even with the drywall.


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05-04-11, 03:41 PM   #3  
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Thanks for the welcome.

Thanks for the reply but I guess I didn't explain correctly.

I have no plaster left, i'm down to studs.

The attached shows thinner drywall for clarity.

Are you suggesting that I can shim the drywall out to close the gap between
stud and door frame?
I know it's not a big gap but i'm thinking of stress.

 
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05-04-11, 04:34 PM   #4  
ok, dolt here...I just discovered drywall shims..that should solve my problem..amateurs huh?

 
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