Drywall Stud Question


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Old 05-06-22, 07:10 PM
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Drywall Stud Question

Planning to put new drywall in this section where the old drywall had to be removed. I donít think there is enough of the stud on the left to get a screw into. I have some extra studs laying around, so could I just screw one into the existing stud on the left? Also, thoughts on what I could do on the right side?


 
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Old 05-06-22, 08:50 PM
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Yep. On the right, turn one 2x4 sideways and screw it to the drywall on the right side. Extend it vertically behind the drywall on top and put 2 screws through the drywall into it. One screw angled down into the bottom plate will be enough to hold it there.
 
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Old 05-07-22, 05:27 AM
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One on the left is fine, angle some screws. For the right side I find it easier and more secure to install a 3" (or what ever you have) wide strip of plywood that is glued to the back side of the drywall with a couple of screws to hold it in place till the glue sets up.
 
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On the left just remove the rest of the sheetrock all the way into the corner and you will have plenty of room to run screws straight in. You will need to add some blocking to the right hand side though so you have something to screw those edges to.
 
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Thanks for all the answers! If this area is going to be covered by the dishwasher do I need to fill the joints? If so, will one coat of compound be enough? Do I need to use joint tape?
 
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Old 05-07-22, 07:05 AM
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1 coat of tape is all that is needed. Doesn't need to be pretty.
 
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Thanks for the help everyone! Got it in with tape and a coat of mud. This is the first time Iíve done this and Iím very happy with my work!
 
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Looks fine to me. Good work!
 
 

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