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petpal123 08-24-2012 09:53 AM

Shimming Sheetrock?
I have a contractor hanging sheetrock for us. He wants to use shingles instead of shims. I don't like this idea. Anybody want to comment?

joecaption 08-24-2012 10:00 AM

Not a great idea. Use real flat wood shims, if it's way off you can just sister a new full lenght piece of 2X.

petpal123 08-24-2012 10:09 AM

Why isn't it a good idea? Is it poisonous? Will we smell the petroleum? Why? Need a good reason to stop the contractor.

drtbk4ever 08-24-2012 12:10 PM

Is he using asphalt shingles or cedar shingles?

I've seen cedar shingles (split to 1 inch wide) used as shims before. In fact, I purchased some wood shims from Home Depot a few years ago and they were just like cedar shakes but narrower.

bassheadjohn 08-24-2012 11:16 PM

Can you imagine tacking a 3 tab single to framing then covering with drywall. I have seen some crazy stuff before. SOmeone doing this for whatever reasons really wouldn't surprise me. hahah. I really hope these shingles are the wood variety.

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