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05-17-03, 08:38 PM   #1  
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drywall ceiling problem

I'm putting drywall in the basement but am finding out that my ceiling joists are out of wack. I'm getting waves as the sheets go up. What can I do to fix this? Do I have to redo or can I fix the problem with a texture finish?

 
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05-17-03, 10:10 PM   #2  
Hello Eddie & welcome to the forums, if you can see the waves as the sheets are going up, it's gonna take an extra skim coat or two to get it to look decent, but yeah it can be done. A textured finish will help hide the flaws. If it's way out, like 1/4" or more, we would add shims or do a little sanding or planing of joists to flatten it out prior to hanging it.

Good luck with the basement.

 
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05-18-03, 11:00 AM   #3  
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Could I double the sheets of drywall on the ceiling? Would this maybe eliminate the waves? Is it going to be too heavy? I think it would be a decent sound barrier as well?

 
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05-19-03, 10:16 PM   #4  
Maybe,......Depends, what size rock you using? (1/2" or 5/8") & what are we screwing it to, (joist size & spacing)?

 
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06-08-03, 07:17 PM   #5  
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I'm using 1/2" with 4" screws on the double up drywall, seems to be okay so far. I've also cut out the wavy portions of the first layer. The joist spacing is 16".

 
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06-22-03, 08:02 AM   #6  
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A long time ago I went to work for a drywall contractor. He didn't say much when he put me in my first job, just "Do the best you can possibly do and make it look beautiful". He then handed me a nice shiny hand planer. I still have it and use it often.

Try that or get some cardboard drywall shims and a whole lot of string......


Easiest way, texture the lid.


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