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Straighten a stud wall

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by koomber, 24 Aug 2018.

  1. koomber

    koomber

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    So, bathroom renovation continues. It appears that the lad who boxed the room originally had a staright edge that was just a bit too short and he managed to gef one of the corners with a bit of a bend. Doesn't look like anything has moved the rest of the wall follows the floorboards, just kind of swoops in at the corner. It's about 10mm out.

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    Offending article is in the bottom left.

    Unfortunately I want to put a bath in that corner.

    I'm just wondering if I'm going to be best ripping the whole lot out and redoing it, or if I can get away with removing the nails from the squint bit and then move it out to be level with the rest of the wall. Other option would be to plane some wood to space it out a bit better on the verticals then secure some new dwangs.

    Any other suggestions?
     
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  3. darrington

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    If it was me, i'd remove the last 3 or 4ft or so, then re-build it in line with the rest. It'll probably take you longer putting spacers on, than what it would re-building. I'd put some more dwangs in the structure too, then re-board with 12.5 mm moisture resistant plasterboard.
     
  4. Anstiss Ltd

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    Or even Hardi backer as It's better suited to the job
     
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