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Old 07-18-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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very basic drywall question

Rebuilding a 5x4 bathroom. Curious if its necessary, or just recommended, to put drywall on the ceiling first. What are the reasons I've heard this is recommended? also, on my 4 foot side, one side is about a half inch, maybe 3/8 inch too small. Spackle will fill this in fine? Also for the ceiling, I don't have any full 4x8 drywall left, and I'll need to cut my two remaining scrap pieces. Will this look bad having a seam in a 5x4 bathroom?

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Old 07-18-2005, 01:10 PM   #2
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The reason for hanging the ceiling first is so the wall rock will help support the edges of the ceiling rock.

You're 3/8" to small on what? Where? If it's against the floor it will be covered up with base moulding anyway (assuming you're going to install some).

You can use as many peices as you want on the ceiling (or wall), it just creates more work for you, as it will be finished and painted. If it's done correctly you won't even be able to see the seams, whether its 1 or 2 or 100.


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Can the ceiling be done after the walls? My guy already put the walls up, it would beat up some material and waste time to undo the top course and go ceiling first. He seems to think its fine doing it after, its how he "has always done it".

The 3'8 shy is in one of the corners, vertically about 8 foot by 3'8 inch missing drywall.

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3/8" of an inch is not a big deal your'e tape should cover it.If the walls are already up that's fine as long as he gets srcews in around the edge of the ceiling. When I started out remodeling baths I used to do all my taping. Once I hired a plasterer for the first time I never looked back!! They came in skimcoated and left beautiful surfaces in just a couple of hours. Well worth the money and the saved time and aggravation! But Good Luck!!
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