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revg 07-15-2012 07:20 PM

1/4" drywall too thick to match my current walls?? What to do?
 
Hi Guys,

I slipped on my stairs and fell through my drywall, so no biggie I just go get some 1/4" drywall which is the thinnest available to my knowledge, but when I go to patch it I find out that the 1/4" drywall I bought is just slightly too thick by a little over 1/16th

Although not a huge difference, I believe it will be noticeable if I can't get the new patch flush with the rest of the wall.

What does one do in this circumstance?

Thanks in advance,
Greg

mikegp 07-15-2012 07:24 PM

So you have 3/16 drywall in your house? That's like glorified paper. It's a miracle you haven't fallen through more walls.

revg 07-15-2012 07:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikegp (Post 966509)
So you have 3/16 drywall in your house? That's like glorified paper. It's a miracle you haven't fallen through more walls.

Tell me about it! Is there such a thing? 3/16 drywall? lol

jimmy21 07-15-2012 07:27 PM

1/4 in drywall is usually used in layers when flexibility is needed or to cover other materials up. Anyway no it its not a big deal, you should be mudding your joints out like 12". 1/16 in 12" is not noticable........ at all

mikegp 07-15-2012 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by revg (Post 966510)
Tell me about it! Is there such a thing? 3/16 drywall? lol

Not that I'm aware of. This is a house? Not a trailer/mobile home? Aren't there fire codes that require thicker drywall?

joecaption 07-15-2012 07:37 PM

Somethings very wrong here.
I've seen 3/8 on walls in older house but never thiner.

revg 07-15-2012 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 966537)
Somethings very wrong here.
I've seen 3/8 on walls in older house but never thiner.

Ya, my house was built in 1953, but even so this is ridiculous. :(


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