DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (
-   Drywall & Plaster (
-   -   Adding tile to a bowed wall (

Raball 08-24-2011 02:34 PM

Adding tile to a bowed wall
Dry wall in the bathroom is bowed or pushed out by the vent
pipe inside the wall. There is no way to adjust the position of
the vent pipe. I need to straighten the dry wall to install tile on
the wall. Would adding firring strips to the studs that are set
back help to create a level wall?

Bud Cline 08-24-2011 03:20 PM

How wide is the entire wall length and what is the (outward) measurement beyond plane?:)

AllanJ 08-25-2011 07:00 AM

Yes, adding furring strips (on,, not across, the studs) will let you make the overall wall more flat. Although I have not seen example, I have the impression that bowing of the wall surface would be more noticeabvle with tiles as opposed to just a painted wall.

You may need furring strips of varying thicknesses depending on the nature of the bowing. For a vertical pipe that sticks out, most likely each strip itself would be of a uniform thickness but if the studs themselves are cureved you may need to use myriads of paired wedges on the studs to achieve a flat wall.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:29 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.