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Old 04-02-2009, 01:01 PM   #1
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hanging drywall accurately


guys - I'm about to hang some drywall over a shower valve - the slower half sticks out of the wall a bit, the upper part does not. I'll need to cut two holes for both parts in two pieces of drywall. Any tips out there for cutting the holes in exactly the right spot?

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Old 04-02-2009, 01:35 PM   #2
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Sure, numerous ones... some even involving lipstick! BUT BUT BUT, first lets find out why you are drywalling a shower... Are you just putting regular drywall in a shower stall or something?

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Drywall over the shower head is okay. Drywall in the shower is okay if you will be covering it with Kerdi or Noble or CS.. or some waterproofing membrane.
To make a cut actually measure it with a ruler. Mark a line on the wall above the center of the shower head and one to the side. Easier to see these lines then to see the center while trying to read the measuring tape. You could extend these lines with a level and then measure at both far ends to the top and to the sides of the wall or ceiling to see if you are dealing with a square or out of square piece of sheetrock. Now make the same marks and measurements on the piece to cut and you will get it right.
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great - thanks for the tips. Yes, I should have realized not giving details when saying "drywall" and "shower" would have raised a few alarm bells, but fear ye not, schluter shower kit with kerdi in tow!
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Sure, numerous ones... some even involving lipstick! BUT BUT BUT, first lets find out why you are drywalling a shower... Are you just putting regular drywall in a shower stall or something?

I just had a laugh, because when I put up my drywall, I used lipstick......
A lovely hot red........
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