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Drywall not lining up correctly..........


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01-13-04, 03:49 PM   #1  
Drywall not lining up correctly..........

I put the drywall up and the parts where it butts up against each other dont line up even at some places. Ive tried loosening the screws a little and that helps but some of the corners stick out a little more in some places. I just dont know how much joint compound to use..just smooth it out as much as possible I think..any ideas? thanks!
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01-13-04, 06:48 PM   #2  
I think I should have cut the drywall at the studs so both ends could have something to lean on....crap....but i dont want to talk about it now..

 
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01-13-04, 07:40 PM   #3  
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There are butt joint laps available at most hardware store or big box.

 
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01-14-04, 08:56 AM   #4  
all butt joints must be securely fastened. If not it will crack over and over again. If you didn't split a stud with the joint you will have to cut it back to a stud and put a small filler piece in. If the sheets aren't lining up right and everything is screwed up nicely then do the best you can and fill all the gaps with mud before tape. Don't loosen screws.

 
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01-14-04, 08:39 PM   #5  
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Here is an example of what I am talking about. I would still layout the drywall to land on the studs wherever possible.
http://www.prest-on.com/instabacks.htm

 
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05-14-04, 09:40 AM   #6  
Posted By: bungalow jeff Here is an example of what I am talking about. I would still layout the drywall to land on the studs wherever possible.
http://www.prest-on.com/instabacks.htm
..Nice little invention there.. those 'instabacks. Wish I noticed that earlier.

 
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05-14-04, 09:49 PM   #7  
Have you guys ever actually used those instabacks, and do they work as advertised? Pretty cool for small repairs.

 
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05-28-04, 08:36 AM   #8  
I'm going to bump this to the top and ask again.
Have any pro's used these things, and do they work as advertised?

 
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05-28-04, 01:49 PM   #9  
I have never used them.

 
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05-29-04, 08:39 AM   #10  
Neither have I. Just seen them on this post. Maybe Ill check my drywall supplier nearby to see if they have them. Not that I need them now...

 
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06-28-04, 11:43 AM   #11  
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Drywall Not Lining Up

I INSTALLED CEILING DRYWALL BUT I DIDNT BUTT UP THE JOINTS ON A STUD . THE ENDS ARE NOT LINING UP AND SAGGING SLIGHTLY. CAN ANYBODY TELL ME IF I SHOULD CUT OUT SECTIONS AND SPLIT THE STUD.WHICH WOULD BE A BIG PAIN. ARE THERE ANY OTHER OPTIONS.

 
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06-30-04, 06:28 AM   #12  
You should have split the stud. Another option is to cut a 4 foot x 4 inch piece of plywood (osb) as a backer and attach your butt joint to it. Finishes pretty well. Wont sag too bad if your joists are 16".

 
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07-23-04, 02:02 PM   #13  
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What I did...

I'm refinishing my basement and am currently hanging the drywall (ceilings and walls). I had planned the stud layout so the drywall would end in the middle of a stud. Notice I said PLANNED and not ACHIEVED. I have several places where the drywall overlaps most if not all of the end stud. Rather than trying to cut a small section away from the drywall, I simply nailed an additional stud to the end stud and continued with my drywall.

 
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07-24-04, 06:54 AM   #14  
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What you did is fine, have done it myself many times to fix the framers mistakes!

 
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