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Old 07-15-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Hi,

I have a detached garage separated into a front and back section. I am going finish the back room and hang drywall. However, some of the studs on the back exterior wall are warped. In one case, the stud sticks out about an eighth of an inch at the bottom of the frame. Is there any way to fix this? Can the stud be replaced? I assume the plywood on the exterior is nailed into the stud so that could be a problem.

Any ideas or do you just drywall right over it?

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usually drywall will float over minor discrepancies in the wall. a string line or a straight 8 foot 2x4 will help determine how straight the studs are in relation to each other in the wall.

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Hi,

I have a detached garage separated into a front and back section. I am going finish the back room and hang drywall. However, some of the studs on the back exterior wall are warped. In one case, the stud sticks out about an eighth of an inch at the bottom of the frame. Is there any way to fix this? Can the stud be replaced? I assume the plywood on the exterior is nailed into the stud so that could be a problem.

Any ideas or do you just drywall right over it?

Thanks.
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1/8" is nothing. Plane it down.
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1/8" is nothing. Plane it down.
I thought about using a plane. Wasn't sure if others actually do that.

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1/8"? I would love my studs being within 1/8".....

I just had to pull out a 12' 4x4 stud because it was sticking out about 1" from the wall.....
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I understand using 2 2x4 is better then a 4x4 for twisting.
Any built up beam is better than a solid beam for this.
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usually drywall will float over minor discrepancies in the wall. a string line or a straight 8 foot 2x4 will help determine how straight the studs are in relation to each other in the wall.
I realize that drywall generally floats over minor discrepancies, but I hate when electrical boxes end up not being flush with the surface of the drywall because of this.
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If you get totally bent studs, here's an easy fix.
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If you get totally bent studs, here's an easy fix.
Thats what I did with mine, but I sistered a piece of 2X4 onto the side also!
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Yes sister plywood, 1x4, or 2x4

Why would electrical boxes be off? drywall should be attached to all studs.
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I realize that drywall generally floats over minor discrepancies, but I hate when electrical boxes end up not being flush with the surface of the drywall because of this.
sometimes the stud is twisted in the wall and the electrician puts the box on the twisted stud. one side of the box sits flush and the other side angles back into the wall.
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Yes sister plywood, 1x4, or 2x4

Why would electrical boxes be off? drywall should be attached to all studs.
Due to warping all of the studs are not lined up correctly, however, it is not really noticeable to the naked eye. Or at least my rookie eye.

I installed electrical boxes on various studs set for 5/8 drywall. When I went to hang the drywall, one or two of the electrical boxes ended up being 3/16" back from the surface of the drywall because the stud to the left was actually sticking out, preventing the drywall from laying flat across all of the studs.
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Due to warping all of the studs are not lined up correctly, however, it is not really noticeable to the naked eye. Or at least my rookie eye.

I installed electrical boxes on various studs set for 5/8 drywall. When I went to hang the drywall, one or two of the electrical boxes ended up being 3/16" back from the surface of the drywall because the stud to the left was actually sticking out, preventing the drywall from laying flat across all of the studs.

if the box sits further into the wall past the drywall a fire ring? is needed for the box
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I can see one side of the box being off on a twisted stud but not the whole box.
If this was the case then it means the drywall is not fastened to that stud.

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