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Old 05-08-2013, 06:43 PM   #16
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No big deal, just has to be done or they will be sticking out too far. They may not survive moving if they are plastic boxes so it is an extra cost.

Trimming around boxes sticking out 1/2" would look goofy? I assume you were not suggesting to do so though.
If they are plastic boxes with nail attachment you just nip the head off the nail, slide the box out a little on the nail shaft and cut the nail with a sawsall with a fine hack blade. Really not hard.

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dont waster your time by furring it out with drywall. go right to using plywood.. not only will it hold up but the plywood will actually hold a screw also
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1 1/2 plywood strips for sure. they work great for furring strips- should be able to get about 24 or so out of a 4x8 sheet.
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Like a lot of projects, is always more then one way to complete it.

My first thought when reading the post was it was plaster and it needs furred out.
It depends on how the original plaster was installed, and changed during the years so time frame is also .... basically non important.

In more modern plaster I see, is 1/2" button board over framing, then 2 layers of plaster over that.
And rarely will it reach a full 1" thick. Is just to arbitrary of a number, slap 5/8" sheetrock on it and fill it with new plaster or hot mud.
Just the nature of plaster is it is organic, and not machine made in applying it.
installing 1/2" shims and then another layer of 1/2" rock may work in one location, have you checked that in all locations?
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You could just buy 1/2" sound channel, thats what it is made for.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:17 AM   #21
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Not a bad idea. Rather pricey for shim/firring out a wall though.
I have a 7" x 24 piece of sheet rock to install but I have 5 studs because it is next to fireplace and the piece won't lay flat help
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My plaster and lath together was about an inch thick so I used 1/2" foam under 1/2" drywall.
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My only problem is that on the right upper side the rock is stick out about 1/16 from being flush should i use 3/8 or simply shave the rock?

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Like a lot of projects, is always more then one way to complete it.

My first thought when reading the post was it was plaster and it needs furred out.
It depends on how the original plaster was installed, and changed during the years so time frame is also .... basically non important.

In more modern plaster I see, is 1/2" button board over framing, then 2 layers of plaster over that.
And rarely will it reach a full 1" thick. Is just to arbitrary of a number, slap 5/8" sheetrock on it and fill it with new plaster or hot mud.
Just the nature of plaster is it is organic, and not machine made in applying it.
installing 1/2" shims and then another layer of 1/2" rock may work in one location, have you checked that in all locations?
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where do i buy 1/2 inch sound channel
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where do i buy 1/2 inch sound channel
The only time I have bought it, it was purchased at the store.
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fur out the whole wall with 1/2 " plywood strips.. faster and cheaper.. furring with drywall doesnt work because A it crumbles. and B it doesnt give any bite for fasteners which means you might have issues do to shear sag..


simply padding out the trim will look horrible because youll now have a seam between two peices of wood that will show up in the paint unless you do a built up trim detail using a backband detail to hide it

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