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Old 09-13-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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Drywall doesn't line up on ceiling


I'm putting up new drywall in a room. All the drywall/nails are out. I have the new drywall on a life and when I placed it up on the ceiling to get ready to install it I noticed that the drywall sits flush against the wall, but it's not straight on the ceiling joists. There is maybe a 1/2" difference where the two corners of the drywall sit on the joists.

I pulled it down a few times and made sure it's flush in the corner against the wall, and each time it seems flush and snug. Should i leave a gap on the wall side to make it flush on the joists or should i cut the drywall? My assumption is that I shouldn't need to change the drywall, that instead I've done something wrong in preparing to install it.

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Your joists are out of plumb with the walls. You are going to have to find out how out of square the walls are, and find the best corner & wall, and work from there. This job is going to require at least two people, or one person and a drywall lift.

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The opposing ceiling joists probably overlap at the bearing wall. That would only account for 3/4" over the span. How wide is the room?
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This is one corner of the drywall (away from the wall corner. Notice the amount of room left over on the joists.


Here is the other corner of the non-wall side.


Here the board ges over one full piece of 2x6. This goes much farther over the two boards than the other side.

Here are two photos showing how the drywall is flush against the wall.
left corner


right corner
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Can not tell from those extreme close ups. There should be a rule of wide angle shots only, not so close that you can not tell what the picture is supposed to show.
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Trying... maybe this video does a better job. If not I'll bring my better camera home from work and use it tomorrow.

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Just stand back a little farther, do not do a close up with what you have now. Just need to light the room up better if the camera does not work in low lum situations.

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