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01-07-06, 03:25 PM   #1  
warped wall

This is the first time that I have had to ask the forum a question. I am in the process of bringing up to code a 136 year-old house and have encountered problems with the walls .

There is an area where 2 sheets meet that have a noticeable warp. The walls have a number of defects. I have been told that problem areas like these can be hidden. I want to do the job properly.

I can build up the depressed area or add some wood underneath the drywall. I need help and a suggestion in this area. Has anybody hit a problem like this and if so, what was their solution?

Thanks in advance for help.


Andy

 
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01-08-06, 10:28 AM   #2  
I hate to answer a question with more questions but.....

Is the framing currently exposed? Would it be easier to reframe the wall?

Some folks like the defects of older homes - they say it gives it character.
Shimming is often used to correct uneven framing.


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01-09-06, 07:59 AM   #3  
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Thanks for your quick answer.

It was a complete wall that we just covered. That was when the defects became evident. I should have checked areas with a level.

I will shim the trouble (problem) areas. I will make use ofthe level hereon in.

Andy

 
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