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Old 11-30-2006, 04:03 PM   #1
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how do i put a frame on uneven drywall


I put a attic ladder up but the drywall around the attic door is not even with the frame. Some of it is even but some is not. How do I put a frame around the opening with uneven drywall?

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I put a attic ladder up but the drywall around the attic door is not even with the frame. Some of it is even but some is not. How do I put a frame around the opening with uneven drywall?
Can you please be more specific...about what you actually mean by "not even with the frame"?


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Sounds like you need to remove the screws in the frame and adjust until flush with the ceiling.Easier with two people..one in the attic and one below to gauge the correct position of the frame. If all four corners are flush, then the ceiling must be wavy. Use the door frame as a screed for a drywall knife, and float the ceiling flat. Or shim as needed to hold the moulding in place, caulk the gaps, and live with it.

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Is this drywall or plaster and lath?

How much is it off?
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Is this drywall or plaster and lath?

How much is it off?
It is drywall and it is off about 1/2 inch.
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