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seifribk 11-10-2011 02:41 PM

Plaster to Drywall Repair
 
I am putting in a new half-bath and had to remove one wall (plaster) to run new plumbing. I have hung the drwall into exposed studs, but have about two inch gaps between drywall and remaining plaster. The plaster edges of the remaining wall are rough (from the demo), and was wondering of the best way to fill the gaps and make the corner look best.

Any advice is much appreciated.

Ron6519 11-10-2011 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by seifribk (Post 767967)
I am putting in a new half-bath and had to remove one wall (plaster) to run new plumbing. I have hung the drwall into exposed studs, but have about two inch gaps between drywall and remaining plaster. The plaster edges of the remaining wall are rough (from the demo), and was wondering of the best way to fill the gaps and make the corner look best.

Any advice is much appreciated.

The drywall should butt up to the plaster. A 2" gap is not going to be filled with anything.
A photo will help.

1910NE 11-10-2011 06:33 PM

Why the gap? is the room just that much larger than a sheet of drywall? Or is it a lack of studs/backers to attach the drywall to? Either way, you will need to fill that 2" in with drywall. If you don't have studs to attach it to, you can put in some blocking perpendicular to the studs, enough that you can get a screw in at least every 12 inches.

As Ron said, a picture would help make any suggestions more useful.

joed 11-10-2011 06:57 PM

Trim the plaster as clean/straight as you can and fill the gap with drywall. Then tape and mud it just like any other drywall joint. The mud will stick just fine to the plaster wall.


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