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Old 11-29-2010, 03:01 PM  
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I am hanging 1/2" drywall in my 1st floor powder room. Between 2 studs is a forced air duct that goes to the 2nd floor. It sits flush inside the stud wall except toward the bottom where a seam is located to join 2 pieces of ductwork. This seam sits out beyond the studs by approx 1/4" ---- the seam is about 11" wide x 1" high. Is it OK to carve out the back of the 1/2" drywall to fit over the seam? My other thought was to shim out this area and use 1/4" drywall then butt the 1/2" up to it. I hate to go this route and have extra taping and a "bulge look" in this area.

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Old 11-29-2010, 05:28 PM  
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Gough away...should be fine for such a small spot. And if it cracks for some strange reason, just cover it with tape and mud, just like any other seam.
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