Where to insert new drywall

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Old 02-08-15, 01:47 PM
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Where to insert new drywall

I am trying to decide whether to install a new piece of drywall in the current opening in the picture or go all the way to the corner. I realize using the current opening would involve a butt joint. I am concerned going all the way to the corner will present more problems. I know the existing drywall looks like it's bowed but it's just the camera position. I realize I'll have to clean up the edges around the opening. a little bit.

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Old 02-08-15, 02:15 PM
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I would lay a 1x6 or similar behind the existing drywall and screw it to the drywall. Then add drywall as needed.

But clean up that cut edge so that it's perfectly straight.
 
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Old 02-08-15, 02:40 PM
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Running the new drywall all the way to the corner would eliminate the butt joint but finishing the inside corner would likely be just as difficult. I think it would require you to remove the door casing/trim at the very least.
 
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Running the new drywall all the way to the corner would eliminate the butt joint but finishing the inside corner would likely be just as difficult. I think it would require you to remove the door casing/trim at the very least.
I was thinking the same thing
 
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Old 02-08-15, 03:26 PM
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But clean up that cut edge so that it's perfectly straight.
Absolutely, I was just trying to see, for now, what, if any structural damage was behind the wall. I knew that if the stud was busted, I would likely have to tear the whole wall out to replace it. Fortunately, the stud was knocked almost off the sole plate but there was enough still hanging on the sole plate, I was able to hammer it back into place until it was centered. I think I'm pretty fortunate it's not going to be more work than it's going to be.
 
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Old 02-09-15, 04:14 AM
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The bottom of the drywall looks like it might be bowed a little although screwing it to a 1x or whatever may be enough to make it flat. It's no big deal to finish a butt joint especially when it's that close to a corner.

I'm surprised you didn't have any broken studs
 
 

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