0 Helpful?

I have my existing block wall in my basement and existing drywall I added furring strips and put drywall on block part.

What can I use to connect them. The new drywall sticks out about an inch more that the original
drywall

Asked by Wayne Studer
Posted Nov 24, 2012 10:38 AM ET

Tags:

1 Answer

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
1.

Wayne,
I can't quite visualize what you are talking about, but I think you are saying that you have two planes of drywall, and one plane of drywall is an inch or two proud of the adjacent plane of drywall.

If that is the case, you have two choices: you can either install a vertical piece of trim at the seam between the two planes (and live with the face that the two areas of drywall are not co-planar), or you can install shims (that is, more furring strips) on the sunken plane and install a new layer of drywall so that the new drywall is co-planar with the other surface you are trying to match.

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Nov 24, 2012 11:49 AM ET
Edited Nov 24, 2012 11:51 AM ET.

Other Questions in General questions

Connection between GSHP and Zehnder's ComfoFond-L

In Mechanicals | Asked by Ted Cummings | May 24, 16

HVAC - Gas vs heat pump vs ducted mini split

In Energy efficiency and durability | Asked by c l | May 22, 16

Stamped concrete patio near foundation

In GBA Pro help | Asked by Ryan Lambert | Mar 19, 16

How would you spend $40,000?

In Plans Review | Asked by Adam W | Apr 27, 16

Mitsubishi minisplits — horizontally ducted

In Mechanicals | Asked by Ismail Mohammed | May 21, 16
Register for a free account and join the conversation


Get a free account and join the conversation!
Become a GBA PRO!