How to fill drywall gap?

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by sting88, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. sting88

    sting88 New Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    I'm installing a new bathtub and had to bring one wall closer by sistering some new studs into the wall. After putting the Denshield on, I of course now have a gap at the edge of it and my old wall. I have some corner bead to go on the surface, but how should I fill this gap?

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  2. FloridaOrange

    FloridaOrange Plumbing Designer

    Dec 2, 2005
    Plumbing Designer
    SW Florida
    I'm not too good with drywall and such but I would've run the board 90* from what you did and stacked the sheets. That way the length would've been enough to reach the end of your wall.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Unless you are going to install an additional sheet of material over that one, you do not have the tub installed correctly. The tub goes against the studs and the wall material comes down against it and over the lip around the tub.
  5. sting88

    sting88 New Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    The photo is decieving. The tub is against the studs. The tub has multiple lips which is what you're seeing.
  6. Agu

    Agu New Member

    May 21, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    Any gap like that will probably fail and show cracking in that humid environment no matter how you patch it. I'd pull off the drywall to the left to the nearest joint/corner and rerock to a flush joint.
  7. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    Yup...rerock to the corner...the gap is to could cut at the 2nd stud in , on ctr., and then run to the corner but for the trouble I would just do the whole end of the tub...
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