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Plasterboard problem

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tazzy42, 28 Mar 2020.

  1. Tazzy42

    Tazzy42

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    Hi I am trying to work out how to plasterboard around a difficult opening. Any advice appreciated.
     
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    Are you looking to cover the opening all together or plasterboard the rafters so it will be more detailed?
     
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    Tazzy42, good evening.

    [[Observation]] --- Some of the cuts in the timber are not in "full contact" with one another.

    [[Observation]] --- The two diagonal large beams appear somewhat out of place?? and "appear" to have been over sized relative to the upper horizontal cross member?? I wonder if the above was a CAD error or? was this an Engineering requirement??

    [[Observation]]-- The frame shown ? is it a fan light? or window with trickle vent? or a door??

    Is it possible to cut the Two Diagonal large beams [ as 2./ above] some sort of raking cut to reduce the thickness of these beams, which are bearing on fresh air anyway ?

    As for the present plasterboard being taken right up to the edge of the timber, fixing a 50.mm2 packer to these beams will provide a support for the missing area of plasterboard.
     
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    It looks like it was built with whatever timber was on site.

    Andy
     
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    Looking at the picture there's a door and obviously the cut out is to accommodate that. Looking at how I would approach it, I reckon it would take me three or four attempts resulting in a shedload of scrap plasterboard. But, that timber work is a very complicated solution to a very simple problem.

    Use a multi too to shave off the bottoms of where the joists meet the beams, pieces of 2 x 1 around the opening above the height of the door and put a piece of plasterboard straight across, do away with all the shaping.
     
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