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Old 07-15-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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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

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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.

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