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Old 11-28-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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Hi,
I am rebuilding a shower with 1/2 wedi board, but the rest of the dry wall boards in the rooms are 5/8". No one in town here seems to sell 1/8" furring strips. I am not sure of any materials I can find to put between the studs and the wedi board to make the transition smooth. Any Ideas?

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PS. Lowes and Home Depot only carry 1/4" furring strips.

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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1/8" luan or masonite...pegboard material.

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Old 11-28-2011, 07:29 PM   #3
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yup, hardboard will work.. if you have a table saw, just get a couple straight 2x4's and make furring strips thats how i do it on renovation situations where old walls arent flat and need to be furred which will create a flat finished surface
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:05 AM   #4
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Drywall shim strips.
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Thanks bud, but no one seems to offer them in 1/8" strips in Charlotte. Looks like I may have a relative bringing a table saw, so that is one less expense. However... I did noticed Lowes has wooden lattice made of... are you ready for it.... 1/8" by 1.5" strips of pressure treated wood. If disassembled a 4x8 would provide me with more than I need.
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Thanks bud, but no one seems to offer them in 1/8" strips in Charlotte.
Here Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, Builder's Warehouse all carry the shims. Are you looking in the right place? The shims are found with the drywall supplies such as corner beads and joint compound. They are about 1/8" X 1-1/2" X 36" and nothing more than thick cardboard strips.
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Yes, I have checked. Gone to both Home Depot and Lowes on multiple occassions and asked. More than one store too. I have even called all the lumber yards I could find to no avail. The only shims I could find were 1/4 sloping down to zip and about a foot long by 1 1/2" checked the whole lumber and sheetrock areas. even a section that says furring strips, but the thinnest they have is probablby .5" No one has ever been asked for it there either.
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You have't got a table saw?
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I wish. We live in a condo, not much room here. I have a relative bringing one tomorrow. either I will buy the lattice, or we will use it to rip some furring strips.
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Are the studs exposed right now? Sister studs off- set 1/8"?
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Why not have the relative before they bring the saw, cut a bunch of strips off of a 2x4, so that way it speeds up the process. Then, as needed, if they have to use the saw, they are not running it for a couple of hours, disturbing everyone. And actually you can still get furring strips, you have to find a real lumber yard. Charlotte is full of old history, and I bet if you look for a Architectural warehouse, they will have bundles of them.
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I will give it another shot, but I have called at least 5 lumber yards. None have them and none are willing to cut them for me.
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I will give it another shot, but I have called at least 5 lumber yards. None have them and none are willing to cut them for me.
You can find them, you just need to look harder, or do as I stated before, have the owner of the table saw, pre-cut the furring strips. They can leave the whole board intact, with just a small bit at the ends, holding the strips. You then just take a handsaw and cut that bit, to break off the strips. That way, you do not have to bundle them with tape to transport.
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I found the drywall shims. They are mail order only. The people in the stores have never heard of them. There are no more lumber yards to try and no architechtural supply stores within 60 miles.
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What am I missing? How come you can't just screw some sister studs to the existing studs except hold hold them out the 1/8" that you need?

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