Handling a rough drywall edge


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Old 12-23-19, 06:48 PM
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Handling a rough drywall edge

I need to hang drywall to butt against an existing wall. The picture is of the edge that need joined to. How should I handle this edge to make mudding easy?

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What picture?

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Old 12-23-19, 07:36 PM
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I would probably cut the drywall over to the center of the next stud to the right.

You "could" just butt your new sheet up to it, but you will have to prefill that big gap with several coats of mud... which is more dicking around than it's worth. Faster and neater to cut more drywall out.
 
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I agree! but if you are short of drywall you could fill the void with setting compound and then tape over the compound. You'd want to prefill first, let it dry and then apply more mud and the tape.
But replacing the drywall back to the next stud would be best!
 
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If the next stud is 16" over I would cut a plumb cut even with the torn paper edge and use a plywood or 1 X 6 splicer screw half of the width to the existing and leave half sticking out to screw a new piece to. But if you go the put in a new piece and fill the gap route do make sure you tape it after you get it filled.
 
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The studs are 22 1/4 apart
 
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Old 12-24-19, 06:26 PM
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I would probably cut the drywall over to the center of the next stud to the right.
...even if they are 24" on center.

You could also make a new straight cut in the crooked drywall (2" to the right of that exposed stud) and slip a short scrap of 2x4 up into the wall. Put a screw partway into it as a handle, then turn it so it lays flat behind the drywall and screw through the side of the existing 2x4 and into your short scrap. Then put about 4 drywall screws into the cut edge of your drywall, and into that scrap of 2x4.

...if you think it's worth the effort. Drywall is cheap, I wouldn't dick around with it. I'd cut it to the next stud. Have already spent more time typing than it would take to just cut it out and hang it.
 
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I like
big targets. I would cut it between the studs and put in a splicer and have a 2 1/2" wide place for the screws. Also if you cut to the center of the stud you run into screws or nails. Interesting isn't it that we spend so much time talking about a half hour project.

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