Framed interior non-load bearing wall. Sheet rocked it. Found that studs are
a bit wider than the top plate, meaning that the rock doesn't meet the top
Screws put into the top plate will flex the sheet rock a little, then pop
through as the rock resists and flexes back.
What would you do?
1. Not put any screws into the header?
2. Put screws into the header but not deep, cover with lots of mud and tape?
3. Other solution?
Please, no "Go Google this" replies. I wouldn't
ask a question here if I hadn't done that already.
Firring the plates out flush w/ the stud face would have been good but
sounds like it's too late for that. How much gap is there? Minimal I
would suspect. You're talking 2, 1-1/2" plates right? I wouldn't worry
about screwing in that 3" space at all. You'll end up bowing or possibly
cracking the drywall and have a problem on your hands if you attempt to
screw it. Place your top screw close to the top of the stud.
Tape that angle at wall/ceiling and forget about it.
maybe im playing devils advocate.. but here goes.
i could forsee potential problems if trim is going to be attached to the
top... now or in the future. if you care about the house, i'd fur it out
as was suggested. if you dont, its not the end of the world.
if you already did the whole job, you may be able to just remove a couple
strategic pieces and slip some furring strip in after the fact.
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