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Old 12-21-2007, 12:32 PM   #1
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drywalling a wall with one stud not level?


I have noticed that on one of my walls there is one stud that is set back approx 1/2 inch (don't ask how I did that. )

If I just put the drywall on the wall I will not be able to screw the drywall into that stud. I can still screw into the other studs. Is it ok if I just don't screw it in there.
If not, then I was thinking of cutting a piece of drywall the length and width of the stud, screw it in and then screw the large piece of drywall in?


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Replace the bad stud.

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If you're still staring at bare studs, just replace the bad one. If that's not feasible, maybe sister a new stud to the new one is where you need it to be for the drywall to be straight. Just remember to take the new position into account when attaching the drywall.

Or maybe that's a horrible idea and someone will tell me.
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I have used thick non-corrugated cardboard, to correct errors of studs not flush.

For a 1/2 inch error I would not rule out a plywood shim.

Don't cut a strip of drywall only 1-1/2 inches wide for use as a shim, it will crumble as you drive nails or screws.
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Replace the stud, big hammer to knock it out or sawzall to cut threw the nails at the top and bottom of the stud and toe nail a new one in, or as mentioned you can sister one right next to it, just remember where the new stud is when screwing. If there is wiring in the wall you can notch the new stud to go around the wiring. Also the 1/2 plywood shim would work. Try to replace the stud first.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:22 PM   #6
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drywalling a wall with one stud not level?


Thanks for the help.
Especially about the 1 1/2 inch strip of drywall.

I think I will sister in another stud beside it. I never thought of that.
......such a newbie (lol)

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