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Arsinek 03-16-2013 05:36 PM

Putting drywall over drywall to build out wall?
 
For my bathroom project I currently have a 1 3/16 gap at one end of the tub. I was thinking I could layer board on top of board to fill it, 5/8 board and 1/2 board. Cement board around tub, drywall for rest of bathroom. Is that an ok fix?

If so is there anything I need to know when doing this? How should I go about stacking the boards, screws or construction adhesive?

mj12 03-16-2013 06:31 PM

I would think that to be fine, I would just pad the studs be it is up too you.

Arsinek 03-16-2013 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by mj12 (Post 1138815)
I would think that to be fine, I would just pad the studs be it is up too you.


What is padding the studs?

mj12 03-16-2013 07:16 PM

OH, in your case, for example, cut four pieces of 2x4 one foot long, then nail one in each corner. Make the new pieces stick out past the existing stud. Their are many ways to do this, what ever you are most comfortable with. It maybe easiest for you to just layer the drywall in full sheets. Sometimes bathrooms and home theater rooms are double drywall for the soundproofing. Using nailers is more difficult to do in the beginning, but after awhile of hanging drywall it is the easier way to go

oh'mike 03-16-2013 07:19 PM

Do not put drywall behind the cement board---unless the cement board is waterproofed the drywall could become moldy---

Use wood furring strips to 'pad out' the studs in the area to be covered with cement board---

joecaption 03-16-2013 08:07 PM

Post a picture so we can see why the walls so far off.

Arsinek 03-16-2013 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1138914)
Post a picture so we can see why the walls so far off.

Im thinking of "furring" the walls with cut 2x4. Rent a table saw and try to cut them to 1 3/16.

I got a bunch of pics here... http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/how-re...-drain-174634/


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