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Old 03-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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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?

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

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

What is padding the studs?
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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
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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---
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Post a picture so we can see why the walls so far off.
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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... How to replace this tub drain?

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