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Old 10-30-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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upside-down drywall on ceiling?


i goofed and cut a piece of ceiling drywall backwards. any code violation to flip upside-down? i know that it'll make it harder to mud, etc. but i have other plans, so i just need to know this.

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Nope, not a code issue in a single family residence. I wish I could say I've never done it. Technically, it could be considered a violation because the product wasn't installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

Jeez, doesn't that fancy lift you made tell you which side is up and down?

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haven't updated it to do that yet.... just dishes and windows..... too messy with the vacuum, keeps breaking things..... tnkx

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The paper on the back is not fine finish paper. You may have issue painting it. The printing will likely bleed through the paint.
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my brain don't like thinking upside-down and backwards.... and painting won't matter as i'm covering it.

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Drywall isn't that expensive! Get another sheet and start over!
You can probably use the backwards piece elsewhere!

Then you won't have any finishing problems.
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Do it right or do it over.
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drywall IS expensive to me, i only got the amount delivered i'd need. it DOESN'T matter as it will be completely covered, no glue, no tile, no paint! as long as it does it's job, and is code ok, this is a dead thread.

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Hang it backwards and glaze coat the whole piece to slick it out. The back paper it much "coarser" than the face paper. Otherwise, no harm, no foul. I've done it a time or two myself, usually just pulling the measurement from the wrong side of the board in a hurry. If I have enough rock, I'll re-cut. If it's a toss between finishing up or going to get one more sheet, I'll hang it backwards....
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thanks for the advice, i'll remember that if this ever happens again. but in this case, the drywall is being covered with birch panels with a dab of const. adhesive with walnut rabbeted strips i created for the occasion screwed to it alternating in a 'brick-like' pattern. i'm going to snap a line with chalk string to set screws directly into joists. it should be quite nice when i'm done. i already stained/varnished the panels and trim.

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Sounds interesting.......post some pics when you get done.
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will do. the walnut strips are rabbeted in 1/2" and i plan on leaving 1/8" gap for expansion. my problem right now is the center of the room. i want an opening for any future fan/light work, so i left a 24x24 square where the light is. i'm having blown insulation put in, so i also will need to put a 'box' above it. should i use drywall up there too? the screwoff panel will be drywall anyways, so i'd think not. but ya never know....

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I think I'd use wood just to be on the safe side. Somebody "stumbling" around in the attic later on down the line might not even see the "box" (with the blown insulation) an step in the wrong spot.
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i guess i wasn't clear, sorry.... i plan on doing wood, yes, but should i 'line' the inside with drywall too? overkill?

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also, the 12/4 pitch of the roof and where the hole is only leaves a couple ft. above it, so i don't think anyone would be walking in that area....
Billy Barty maybe, but.... unlikely. lol

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