Building a Wall with 2X4X8


Old 02-22-02, 12:28 PM
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Building a Wall with 2X4X8

Dear Friends,
I am refinishing my basement and I am in the framing stage.
I have almost completed the framing but ran into a problem.
The one wall is 8'high X 10' long. When I nail a 2X4 on both sides and run a string across some boards are not 1 1/2" from the string.
The wall is going to be drywalled and I am worried it will crack if not exact. Some boards are off by as much as 2/8ths. Am I right that it will crack and how do I correct it?

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Old 02-25-02, 05:44 AM
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Not necessarily. Drywall will bend a little bit and flow with the wavyness of the studs. The big issue you will have is the screws popping. 1/4" isn't that much but if you are worried about it shim it. They make shims just for drywall. They are made out of cardboard. They are 32" long, 1 1/2" wide and about a 1/16" thick. You can find them at any drywall supplier or I have found them at home depot.

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