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Old 03-17-2009, 01:25 AM   #1
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drywall ceiling

Looking for some quick advice - I just hung 3 joists in my ceiling to cover a spot 44 inches wide. I thought I'd measured well, but, it turns out my last joist is 1/2 inch higher then the other two.

Is it okay to install drywall as is, I assume the drywall will bend sufficiently to cover 1/2 inch, but is it safe to do that, or am I placing too much pressure on the drywall that it might snap/crack later?

If unacceptable, would simply tacking a 1/2 strip of wood along the joist that's too high be the way to best resolve?

thanks in advance,


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Old 03-17-2009, 05:17 AM   #2
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furring the other joists will be fine. The drywall will not bend very well and will pop the nails eventually as well as look terrible.


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Old 03-17-2009, 06:23 AM   #3
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If you ever looked down the walls, ceilings of most houses with a LONG straight edge, you will see that they undulate in/out. You may never notice 1/2" over 32", but you can shim it out as needed and all will be fine.
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