Old 02-14-00, 03:27 PM
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I am in the process of replacing some walls in a kitchen. I need to match up to the existing wall which appears to be old plaster board around 7/8"-1" thick (house built in 1952). The existing wall appears to consist of two layers of board with a wire piece in it at the corner joints. How do I match up to the existings wall with new drywall?
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Old 02-17-00, 03:58 AM
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You are not going to be able to make a perfect match. So with this in mind, think about putting something behind the sheetrock to bring it out further. If your existing wall is 7/8" plaster, and your sheetrock is
1/2", then you need to bring your wall out 3/8 of an inch. Maybe some 3/8: plywood, or insulation sheets or ?. Once you get your new sheetrock in place, your mud can be tapered to make a smooth transition. Good Luck

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