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Old 04-20-2017, 10:11 PM   #1
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I cut off 3 layers of drywall off this wall to gain an inch of space. How do I clean up this corner?

I'm thinking cut along the pink line to get access to the corner framer. Remove the corner. Then install 1/2" greenboard on the wall with an X on it. Then install a new corner and replace the skinny slither removed from wall Y.




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What is on the other side?

I'm not liking your idea too much...there must be a better way

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Old 04-21-2017, 05:27 AM   #3
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Wall X & Y have three layers of 5/8" material. Sheet rock, brown board, sheetrock, then a few inches (8" or so for wall Y, ~4" for wall X) of plumbing and empty space. Then the next condo with the same layering of boards.

I cut off the layers on wall X because I needed the space in that direction.

Any ideas on what I can do here?





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You are in a condo, are you sure you have not opened a fire rated wall?

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Old 04-21-2017, 05:59 AM   #5
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No that brown board soundboard. I'm replacing with fire-rated drywall and tile.


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I'm thinking they didn't install all of those layers because they had surplus material just hanging around. I bet they were a required part of the building plans. Being a condo others may have a say in your modifications. Not trying to be a pain, condo's already provide that service.

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there is nothing in local code that says I can't build as I specified.

Now that I have the part of the ceiling open, I can see my upstairs neighbor's contracter decided to use romex and pvc pipe in their remodel when code calls for shielded cable and cast iron.

I'm not saying that 2 wrongs make a right but at least I'm following code.

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Just be certain to replace the layers as per originally found.
The multiple layers are there for a reason.
Double 5/8 is a fireguard. Soundboard is for sound, of course.

Liability will bite you in the arse if you scrimp on the designed system.
Fire code trumps the building code.
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I'm putting in double 5/8". That still leaves me 5/8" off the corner. Meaning wall X's right corner is 5/8" shallower than wall Y's left corner.

How can I fix that?


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Add another layer of 5/8.
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Add another layer of 5/8.


The reason I don't want to do that is I'd lose length in the bathroom.

Is there another way?


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I have an idea to fix this....

1) Cut along the pink line just to the left of the metal stud. This stud will be the nailer for the existing wall.

2) insert a wooden sister stud inside the metal studs open face. I can't use a metal stud as a sister because the existing metal stud faces the wrong way. See second pic.

Or As an alternative to sistering in step 2 I could insert a metal stud into the existing track at the top and bottom. However I don't think cutting the wall to the ceiling will expose the top of the track because it's a dropped ceiling.

3) insert a strip of Sheetrock to replace the removed piece and screw to the new sister in step 2 and the corner. Insert a corner piece and I'm now flush at the two walls.






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Old 04-25-2017, 03:36 PM   #13
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Is there any gap required between the bottom of the Sheetrock and the expected floor height.

Floor height is roughly as follows:

2 sheets of 3/4 ---> plywood then advantech

1/4" cement board

1/2" Tile and mortar

Total is 2 1/4"'off the floor. Is that where the bottom of the Sheetrock should end?

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