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Old 03-13-2008, 04:00 PM   #16
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Why not start at the other wall, where you plan to have a half-sheet. Start over there with a full sheet. Then your seam will move over 24", right?

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well i have been working on a layout. I honestly think it will be easier if i adjust my layout, even though this will create a few more butt seams. I dont see how i can effectively apply strapping the was these lights are located. If i just leave them the way they are and don't apply strapping, will those tapered edges crack near the lights????
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[quote=NateHanson;107349]Why not start at the other wall, where you plan to have a half-sheet. Start over there with a full sheet. Then your seam will move over 24", right?[/quote

both rows of lights are directly in the middle of a seam
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Ah. I see. Two rows of lights.
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Now that i imagine it. The way i have position the lights to make it even, i will only be able to put one peice of strapping. Not all the lights are perfectly center in the studs. I had to adjust a few of them. The seam is going to go DIRECTLY through the middle of the light opening.
FWIW: By your picture, it could still be done. The strapping does not have to be right next to the light. You can float the last several inches of the seam, and not have a problem, especially, since it is 5/8".

Your other solutions are:

1.) Attach strapping over all the floor joists. Install extra sections around the lights (Standard method for such an area). FWIW: I never attach sheetrock directly to joists. There are too many irregularities, and non-uniformity of the joist's surfaces. The strapping takes care of such things as the issue that you are dealing with, among other advantages...

2.) Offset the seam as suggested by either doing 24" rips, or other.

Example of 1.):
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FWIW: By your picture, it could still be done. The strapping does not have to be right next to the light. You can float the last several inches of the seam, and not have a problem, especially, since it is 5/8".

Your other solutions are:

1.) Attach strapping over all the floor joists. Install extra sections around the lights (Standard method for such an area). FWIW: I never attach sheetrock directly to joists. There are too many irregularities, and non-uniformity of the joist's surfaces. The strapping takes care of such things as the issue that you are dealing with, among other advantages...

2.) Offset the seam as suggested by either doing 24" rips, or other.

Example of 1.):
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