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kid tech 01-20-2012 10:24 AM

Drywalling around window and drywall rip questions
 
Hi all, i am new to this site and i have a few questions

I need to know how to drywall around this window, there are about 3" - 4" from the closest stud to the window frame. will i need backing to screw the drywall closer to the window frame or is 3"-4" close enough??

The other issue i am having is with the wall which is 8' 2'' tall. where should i put the 2" rip, in the middle or at the bottom? i am leaning towards having the rip in the middle but would like to know about mudding it since there will tapered and non tapered edges seaming..

thanks in advance for your help.

mikegp 01-20-2012 10:29 AM

Do you have a picture? Why can't you add another stud?

titanoman 01-20-2012 10:30 AM

I don't understand why your nearest stud is so far away. What are you going to nail your trim to?
You kind of need to get something in there closer if you can.
Yes, put the rip in the center and don't worry about the tapered edge butting a non-tapered edge.

kid tech 01-20-2012 10:39 AM

having trouble with the pictures, they are too large...will re-size and post

kid tech 01-20-2012 10:55 AM

pics
 
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ok here they are..

kid tech 01-20-2012 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by titanoman (Post 828761)
I don't understand why your nearest stud is so far away. What are you going to nail your trim to?
You kind of need to get something in there closer if you can.
Yes, put the rip in the center and don't worry about the tapered edge butting a non-tapered edge.

the board will not lay on top of the window frame but flush on the side

mikegp 01-20-2012 10:59 AM

Slap another stud in the cavity on each side of the window. Spray foam in there while you're at it. Seems simple unless I can't see something in the pics that is really there.

mikegp 01-20-2012 11:03 AM

Also, it looks like the wall is built entirely wrong around the window. King studs, jack studs, etc, but I'm not an expert on framing.

titanoman 01-20-2012 11:25 AM

Yes. Actually, all that framing should be ripped out and re-done completely.

kid tech 01-20-2012 11:26 AM

thanks mike, the house was built in the 1930's, i removed the plaster to replace with drywall and shimmed the wall to even it out and make the board flush with the window jambs.

titanoman 01-20-2012 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kid tech

the board will not lay on top of the window frame but flush on the side

Now that I see the pictures...
Who built this wall?
What's holding the window in?
That wall is horrible. It needs a header. It needs to be framed the right size for that window.

kid tech 01-20-2012 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by titanoman (Post 828829)
Now that I see the pictures...
Who built this wall?
What's holding the window in?
That wall is horrible. It needs a header. It needs to be framed the right size for that window.

it is not a new wall since it was built in the 1930's. those shiny new studs you see there are just shims the old studs is behind...the window itself has a 1 x frame all around

kid tech 01-20-2012 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by titanoman (Post 828824)
Yes. Actually, all that framing should be ripped out and re-done completely.

oh my, does that mean taking the window out???

Jackofall1 01-20-2012 11:58 AM

Leave the 2" at the bottom of the drywall you what that horizontal seam tight. The 2" at the bottom will be covered with base trim.

Looks like that window is a replacement set in the existing framing and the wall is built on to the existing wall, so the header is already there.....right? In which case you will be fine, but you do have to think about how you are going to connect the window casings, if there is nothing to nail to how will you hang the trim?

Mark

Jackofall1 01-20-2012 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by titanoman (Post 828829)
Now that I see the pictures...
Who built this wall?
What's holding the window in?
That wall is horrible. It needs a header. It needs to be framed the right size for that window.

Maybe you should ask some questions first and then make suggestions based on the answers, instead of blasting blindly. Just a suggestion.

Mark


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