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Jillyon 04-05-2011 06:59 PM

uneven livingroom walls
 
When you measure your wall going from east to west and the measurements go up and down. What is the best way to measure you drywall so do not have to use so much mud.

Willie T 04-05-2011 07:21 PM

Uh.... Huh?

bjbatlanta 04-06-2011 10:13 AM

Yeah, I don't quite follow either....

tcleve4911 04-06-2011 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jillyon (Post 624121)
When you measure your wall going from east to west and the measurements go up and down. What is the best way to measure you drywall so do not have to use so much mud.

Avoiding seams is what I think you're asking.

Install your drywall horizontally.
If you have a 9' wall, get 10' sheets = 1 seam
If you have an 11' wall, get 12' sheets = 1 seam

hope that helps

DexterII 04-06-2011 12:31 PM

Or are you perhaps referring to the corners not being plumb, such that the wall is, for example, 11'6" long at the bottom, but 11'6-3/4" long at the ceiling? As tcleave suggested, run your drywall horizontally, cut it to the shortest length, and the gap should be relatively insignificant in 4'. If that is still going to leave too much gap, just use a level to see how much runot you have in 4', and slice your drywall accordingly.


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