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Old 12-30-2009, 07:28 AM   #1
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I am puting up new drywall on the walls of my bathroom, and I am using moisture resistant drywall on the walls (purple board), but the window in my bathroom sticks out 5/8", but the moisture resistant drywall only comes in 1/2".

How can I do this to make the drywall match evenly with the window, so the trim fits nicely?

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never done it myself, but can you add a 1/8" shim around the window?
the guys here that deal with this daily will likely have a better solution.

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Old 12-30-2009, 08:35 AM   #3
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plane/sand the jamb
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it is an all vinyl window, so sanding is not really an option...

I have insulation in the wall and a vapor barrier stapled over it. Could i just fir the wall studs out right over the vapor barrier, or will I have to take the vapor barrier down, then fir out the studs, then put the vapor barrier back?

Also the trim that I am puting back on the window is an oak look, so it will not be painted, so caulking or shimming up the trim really isnt an option either.
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if you use wood firring, i'd pull the vapor barrier and put it under it.
quickfix could be snip up some vinyl siding scraps to fill the gap?

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orrrrr, maybe squeeze a bead of silicone caulk around the window, set piece flush, allow to dry, then attach the rest of the board?

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I would just go ahead an tack on some shims to the studs on that wall over the vapor barrier. Your drywall screws will penetrate the vapor barrier anyway, a couple more holes wont matter much one way or another.
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What I have done is put the drywall to the studs and then put a 1/8" shim behind the casing trim.
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same problem with door in room?
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well I will be replacing the doors, so im not sure how that is going to come out yet...

the problem I have with the window, is that the back of the tub/shower is on that wall...so if I shim out the studs, then my drywall is going to be off to meet the top of the shower surround...
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Is the trim you are using real wood or a manmade product? How thick is it at the inside edge? If it is a heavy 1/4" or better, I would cut a rabbet on the back side of the inside edge of the trim the amount the window sits proud of the drywall. Table saw and dado blade would do it. Router table would work also. Cut your trim to fit and it should sit flush on the outside edge without shimming. You could do the same thing around the door. If your trim doesn't allow this, get some other trim. Still the easiest way out.
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its from Menards...i believe it is pine, it is already stained
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Since it is wood, and stained, then I would get some 1 x pine (3/4" thick) and rip some 1/8" strips. Glue it to the back of the casing, being carefull to line it up with the outside edge. Stain the 1/8" edge to match and seal with some lacquer or poly. When you go to cut the trim, put a piece of the 1/8" material under the inside edge of the casing so it sits flush on your miter box. Once it's up, it shouldn't be noticeable.
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I am puting up new drywall on the walls of my bathroom, and I am using moisture resistant drywall on the walls (purple board), but the window in my bathroom sticks out 5/8", but the moisture resistant drywall only comes in 1/2".

How can I do this to make the drywall match evenly with the window, so the trim fits nicely?


buy 5/8 drywall or rip a 2x4 into 1/8 sections and add it to each stud
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buy 5/8 drywall or rip a 2x4 into 1/8 sections and add it to each stud
It's way easier to shim out the trim than to shim all the studs.

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