Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-13-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: B.C. Canada
Posts: 2,040
Share |
Default

unsupported ends of drywall.


I was just reading elsewhere that drywall can go up to 2' on the ends unsupported. is this right?

I know we used to not worry if there was no support for say 3" on an inside or outside corner. But 2 feet?
How far would you allow.

Reason I ask is beacause I may have a corner where I go 12" unsupported on an inside corner. Pipes and all land right where the inside corner would go.

mae-ling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 11:41 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: B.C. Canada
Posts: 2,040
Default

unsupported ends of drywall.


I could use some metal straps and run from stud to stud and screw to these.

Still wonder how far can you fo on the end of a sheet to an inside or outside corner unsupported?

mae-ling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 12:25 PM   #3
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 6,756
Default

unsupported ends of drywall.


I've heard the same thing......

I recall a link (from Oh'Mike or DM I think) regarding drywall....something about that it's better to let one corner 'float'....i.e., don't nail/screw it....just let the other sheet push on it.

But, then again....I'm getting old....my memory could be going...
__________________
"The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately."

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 12:31 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: B.C. Canada
Posts: 2,040
Default

unsupported ends of drywall.


ddawg - the idea of floating I have seen and used at the ceiling. No screws within 7" of edge of room. ON corners I know some use drywall clips. and there is no stud.
Brain fart - I could use clips.

But the article wasn't talking of using clips just tape and mud. in 2' the drywall would flex too much as you tape it.
mae-ling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 05:33 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ontario canada
Posts: 675
Default

unsupported ends of drywall.


you can float the drywall up to 2' if you are butting a wall board up to it to support it. some do this because the most movement is the corners and the most common nail pop in a new home is in the corner. so floating and allowing the corner to move just a weeeee bit makes it nail pop free. i personally cant bring myself to doing this i normally put my first screw 4-6" away from the corner. and like what mae-ling said he goes 7". i dont think there is any real rule to an exact measurement that your suppose to just dont screw right in the corner.
princelake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2012, 06:14 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: B.C. Canada
Posts: 2,040
Default

unsupported ends of drywall.


with the ceiling I understand gravity pulls it down and the wall boards support it.
But on an interior or exterior corner? How far from the corner till you want support?
mae-ling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #7
Drywall contractor
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posts: 2,083
Default

unsupported ends of drywall.


I would never "float" drywall 2'. I MIGHT go 12" (prefer nothing over 6" - 8"), depending on the situation. Can you post a pic of the area?? There's usually some way to get some sort of backing in there, even if it's not structural. That will help prevent movement that may cause tape to crack later. If necessary, you could frame out a "column" around the pipes.....

__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a soldier. Support our troops.
bjbatlanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drywall question. DerWookie Drywall & Plaster 11 11-08-2011 07:08 AM
Drywall Dust Question izzyant88 Drywall & Plaster 1 10-28-2011 08:15 PM
Do I Need To Strap Exterior Walls (Interior Side) Before Drywall? Dreams Drywall & Plaster 4 09-26-2011 04:37 PM
Matching new drywall to old textured drywall pennshaq Drywall & Plaster 1 05-23-2010 09:30 AM
Good ways to run pegboard up to drywall? upthemaiden Drywall & Plaster 1 03-09-2009 01:12 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.