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Old 04-08-2008, 10:11 PM   #1
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I am completly redoing a house (built in the 30's) and I have a local guy doing the work for that I know nothing about (IE Drywall). We have gutted the place and redid the electricity as well as the pluming.

After the drywall was put up I was a little worried about a few spots. He told me that some of the trusses in the ceiling were saging so it was hard to get everything lined up.

Before we primered I didn't notice as many bad spots as I do now (see the pictures below)

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I have brought these up to the guy and he said he will work on the bad ones but he doesn't think he can fix the others.

Is there a way for him to fix all of the problem spots?

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Old 04-08-2008, 10:48 PM   #2
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The pictures are a little on the dark side and a little out of focus. I can't really tell what sort of job it is.
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If things were sagging, then you should have used furring strips and shimmed them out level. From the first pic, it more looks like a bad tape joint...
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If your drywaller was an experience drywaller he should have suggested a framer to come in and fix the problem. Drywallers depend on their reputation to continue receiving work. From the looks of the ceiling their you used half in. board to hand the ceiling with. If it is truely the trusses that are sagging I personally would have done one of two things. One referr you to a framer to either fur the trusses to be level or use a chinese jack to level them out. Two I would have definetly suggested using 5/8 board which does not conform as easily to the contour of the framing. The problem can be fixed by doing it all over again and if the drywaller has any kind of guarantee on his work I would definitely hit him up on it.
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Just another reason, why it is good to install strapping onto truss chords, prior to sheetrock.
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I think your drywall guy is just trying to make excuses. The problem spots just look like bad tape joints. Tell him to get someone in there that can float out the joints.
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im guessing the guy you hired was the lowest bid.sagging truss are no excuss. even in new construction truss go up and down. looks like bad butt joints.
a good drywaller can float those out , take alittle work but not rocket science.

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