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Old 03-03-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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Hello,
What would you all do in this situation? I have an old house, things are crooked, not level, not plumb, etc. I had new windows installed and I am putting trim around them now. In this photo, it shows that the drywall sticks out past the window therefore leaving a 1/8" gap between the window and the back of the trim. Now, I could pad it out with a piece of filler but the problem is that some parts of the drywall are flush with the window. Now what? Should I make an outline in the drywall and shave back certain parts?
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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For 1/8" I usually am able to score the drywall on the high spots 1/4" inside the width of the casing, so the casing covers it. Chisel this down (some just break it with a hammer, I don't). so it is flush with the window. When you put on your casing it will be slightly angles out and you have to account for this in your mitres.


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ya i smash it with a hammer and cut it with a utilty knife, larger then a 1/4" then i'd put a build out
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Thank you for your replies, I will try it!
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Hard to say from that picture. Looks like more then 1/8 to me.
Is the sheetrock even with or cut back away from the window jambs?
If it is just an 1/8" cutting the paper with a razer knife and tapping the rock to remove some it as suggested has always work for me.
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If it is 1/4" and out in some spots and flush in others add 1/8" filler strip. then do as suggested above

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