View Full Version : stupid mistake

08-28-2003, 05:11 PM
I framed two walls today went to slap up the drywall it's not lining up on center wall are 16 o.c should have started the 1st at 15 1/4 how can I fix this without taking walls down Imust have been daydreaming about the long weekend great site

John McElwee
08-29-2003, 12:05 AM
We've all done something like this. How many of us have read a fraction on a tape then made the mark on the wrong side of the whole number?
Are you running the drywall panels horizontally? Just sacrifice a few inches and cut it to fit. Or start from the other end of the wall and make the cut at the short end.

Tom B
08-29-2003, 02:03 AM
Or you can sister another stud at the center and keep going with the drywall. But you still don't want both top and bottom meeting on the same stud in the center. You need to stagger the joints.

Jim Mc
08-31-2003, 08:31 PM
I just hung a job the framers did the same thing. What I did was start the drywall in the center of the walls and filled in. Be careful with lay out so you don't end up with small peaces in the corners.
Mine was 2' centers on metal studs 10' stand ups.