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We had pipe leak behind our bathroom walls (bathrooms are adjacent to each other) and so we had to take out drywall in both bathrooms to dry it out.
I measured the drywall thickness in one bathroom and it was 1/2", so I assumed that both bathrooms had the same thickness for drywall. :vs_no_no_no:
I bought the 1/2" drywall and we installed it in one bathroom, only to realize that the existing drywall in that bathroom is actually 5/8" thick.
My husband doesn't want to take it out and redo it with the correct thickness, and says we can just put mud on it to make it work.
I want to take it out and redo it.
Is it even possible to make it look okay without putting in the 5/8" drywall?
He says that it won't show that much because it is a small bathroom and most of the drywall is behind the toilet. I don't agree. We need an expert's opinion. :smile:
Thanks for any help!
 

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I am no expert, just a DIYer.

So its not even taped yet ? This guy on the internet says your husband should rip it out and replace it. Its just a freakin piece of drywall. Not like he has to rebuild the house.
 

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Every time hubby is on the think tank, he will be thinking about the mismatched drywall behind him. It will take more time and effort to mud the 1/8" difference than remove and replace. In a pinch, you could always put a 1/8" shim on the studs, like a line of paint stirs to shim it out, but in the long run, its best to replace.
 

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How big are we talking about here? Picture? Floating out could take longer than replacing and doing right.
 

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Thanks for the feedback everyone! I showed him your responses and it was enough to help him decide to redo it. it's only maybe a 2'x8' section anyway. We'll just consider what we already did a trial run...
 

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Thanks for the feedback everyone! I showed him your responses and it was enough to help him decide to redo it. it's only maybe a 2'x8' section anyway. We'll just consider what we already did a trial run...
I'm sure his life is going to be much easier now!:devil3:
 

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A trip to HD.... drywall shims are 4' long and cost a dime.... unscew the piece in there and three shims bring it flush.

Your cost.... about $2 and a trip to depot.

That could be mudded/floated out... but you'll either be mixing hot mud, waiting several days for all purpose to harden, with several applications.

Good luck
 

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Thanks for the tip about the shims. That's what we ended up doing. Really easy, cheap and not too much hassle for anyone involved. We're all happy now. :) :)
 
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