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Old 01-03-07, 05:46 AM
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I finished up a couple of walls and all straight and level but I noticed that a few of the 2x4 studs have bowed out a bit. If I place a 4 foot straight edge against the wall I see some 2x4 are not perfectly in line. Will the drywall bend around the 2x4 or must I somehow pull these 2x4 in ?
 
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Hanging drywall horizontally will help to minimize differences in the framing. It is common for studs to be out a little. If it is bad you will either need to shim the drywall or preferably cut/trim the stud and insert a straight one next to it.
 
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Old 01-03-07, 01:29 PM
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One way to take out the bow in the studs is to stretch a string down the entire wall from end to end. You will immediately see the offending studs. About half way up the stud take a hand saw and cut a kerf about 1/2 way through it. That will relieve the pressure on the strands, and allow it to sink back into alignment. Then take a #8cc nail and drive it at an angle from above and through the kerf you just cut to strengthen it back up.
 
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