Double drywall remodel

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Old 04-14-19, 02:18 PM
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Double drywall remodel

Hi all! Newbie here. I am remodeling my spare bedroom and right away noticed double drywall. House built in the 50s. Hardwood floors under carpet. Noticed there is a 2Ē or so board with a lip around the edge between the drywall and subfloor?! Where the 2nd piece of drywall sat.. Any explanation is to why? Iíve searched the internet and have yet to see anything on it.. now Iíll have a 3Ē gap. And the door frames are 5Ē wide.. thanks for any info!
 
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Old 04-14-19, 02:59 PM
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A house of that vintage could be plaster over gypsum lath. The stick at the bottom is a wood screed that was to keep the plaster the proper thickness but mainly to give the plasterer something to help him keep the wall straight along the bottom.
So have you removed the drywall or whatever you have?
You can shim the studs so that the walls are the same thickness as before.
You have the option of 5/8" or 1/2" drywall to make the shims and drywall work out to the desired thickness.
A picture of the condition you describe would help.
 
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The board at the bottom was just for the baseboard to nail to.
 
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Old 04-14-19, 03:19 PM
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Here. If Iíve attached the photos correctly. Drywall and board.

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Old 04-14-19, 06:18 PM
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That sure looks like gypsum plaster over gypsum lath. Is there a rabbet on the bottom wood board? Is that gypsum board on the other side of the wall the same material as the first layer of what you have in hand? What are the dimensions of the notch and ledge on the bottom wood board? Are you planning on installing baseboard when you finish? If so then leave the board to nail a baseboard to. Shim the studs as needed and install drywall of the most convenient thickness to make it come out flush with were the original was or as close as possible. You probably can make trim work if you are within 1/8". Looking at the other side of the wall can you see how this all works out?
 
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Iím planning to replace doors with standard size. And I will be installing new baseboard. Yes the other side of the wall looks the same way. Just trying to understand why this was done this way?? Looks like long skinny sheets of drywall was the first layer? And bottom board on other wall doesnít have the notch? Iíll attach more pics. Thanks for all the info!!
 
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I think it's been sufficiently explained for you.
 
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