Bending drywall?


Old 01-31-04, 10:20 AM
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Bending drywall?

I am trying to replace a 4' x 3' hole in my ceiling due to a water leak. I had trouble getting the new piece to fit, and finally saw that one of the ceiling/floor joists (2 story house) is lower than the others. The lower joist is the one closest to the wall. I see that the rest of the drywall is curved to compensate. I don't know if it was like that originally or not, but that's how it is now. How do I "bend" the new piece to compensate? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 01-31-04, 11:01 AM
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It shouldn't be low enough so you would actually bend the rock. If it is you have a bigger problem. Keep trying. If you really need to cut it back to another joist. That will make the bend more gradual.
Old 02-01-04, 04:32 AM
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I have run into the exact situation you're referring to with the joist closest to the wall being either higher or lower than the rest of the room several times. Take coops advice & cut back to that next stud, you'll be glad you did.

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