3/4" drywall


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Old 03-05-14, 06:31 AM
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3/4" drywall

Hey guys, ran into another issue!

I need to match up the drywall in my hallway and of course, with the thick plaster thats on it, it measures to 3/4" Of course no where locally sells 3/4" drywall so is there any special way to run 1/4" + 1/2" drywall together? Do I need to glue them or should the screws be fine. Its only about 5 or 6 feet worth of hall way btw.
 
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Old 03-05-14, 07:20 AM
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I'd use 2 layers of 3/8 and construction adhesive to glue them together, although probably not necessary. Regular drywall screws as long as they don't penetrate the wood more than 1.5". I like to be shorter rather than longer to avoid wires. Nail plates where any wires are too close to the edge.

Just be sure the net 3/4" is really equal or less than what is there, as thicker would be harder to hide. 5/8" with some shims is another option for a small area..

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Old 03-05-14, 08:18 AM
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Like Bud, I'd either double up on the drywall or shim it to fit. When patching plaster it's best to have the drywall just shy of flush, that way you can build the face up [skim coat] to better match the existing plaster.
 
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Old 03-05-14, 09:32 AM
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Faster and cheaper to shim it out with strips of lattis and use 1/2 drywall.
 
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Old 03-10-14, 10:19 AM
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Thanks guys, I'll shim it!
 
 

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