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shelzmike 02-19-2012 10:26 AM

Hanging drywall over existing windows, doors?
 
I am getting ready to hang drywall overtop of my existing drywalll (reasons why I did not remove all the old have already been discussed).

I am ready to do this and after sorting through the hotly debated vertical vs. Horizontal, I have decided to hang horizontal.

The windows and doors are already in place obviously. My question is...do I take the board all the way to the edge of the window and door jamb or stop before I get to the jambs and use jamb extensions on finishing? It just seems it would be much easier to go all the wal then I could just bridge the windows and doors and cut with a keyhole. But on the flipside, would this cause problems when adding casing?

Here is a picture - so go to where the old stops or keep going? Thanks.

http://i42.tinypic.com/knlgm.jpg

coupe 02-19-2012 06:01 PM

drywall should just butt up to the window and door jambs not pushing them. maybe 1/4"away.

shelzmike 02-19-2012 10:28 PM

Thanks. That is what I did. I just went up to the jambs. I realized that it wouldnt have stopped it from being a pain in my butt after I got into it. Thanks for the reply.

Mike


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