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m2244 01-21-2013 07:49 AM

Can I install sheetrock right over existing sheetrock?
 
Hello again,

I don't want to tear the ceiling out of this room, there is blown-in insulation in the attic. Can I just sheetrock right over the old sheetrock? I don't want to use strapping, I don't want the ceiling any lower than it is.

nealtw 01-21-2013 08:28 AM

Make sure the seams don't line up with the old ones and use 2" drywall screws.

m2244 01-21-2013 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 82474)
Make sure the seams don't line up with the old ones and use 2" drywall screws.

Thank you. I thought so but I needed a second opinion.

CallMeVilla 01-21-2013 02:08 PM

This post is from 2009 ... 2009 ???? Why did it show up as a New Post ???

nealtw 01-21-2013 05:02 PM

Villa: Don't confuse today with date joined.:D

Wuzzat? 01-22-2013 02:47 PM

Painted panelling won't weigh as much but you'd still have to handle the seams somehow.


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