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Old 02-05-2009, 10:19 AM   #1
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Drywalling over a plank wall


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I am renovating an old homestead and was wondering if I can get away from strapping the walls. The walls may have a few dips in the wall so can I just not drive the screws completly in tight? any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-05-2009, 02:59 PM   #2
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Drywalling over a plank wall


If the screws don't pull the drywall tight to the framing member (planking in this case) the first time any pressure is applied the screw will "pop". It could result from as little pressure as when you sand or roll paint on the wall. If the depression is sever enough, the screw will just pull through the board. You will need to shim any low spots to allow proper fastening.......

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