Mounting existing drywall to vertical I-Beam

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  1. Jan 7, 2019 #1

    soparklion11

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    I had someone hang drywall in my basement. They used screws for the studs but liquid nails to attach to 4" vertical I-Beams that support the walls next to a fireplace hearth.

    The drywall is now detached from the I-Beams... ~6 months after being hung.

    How can I reattach it? I am considering using drywall anchors placed just beside the beams to pull the drywall up against the beam... Any other ideas?
     
  2. Jan 8, 2019 #2

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    I would get some wood in as close to the beam as I could and screw it to that. You will have to open it up to get in there though.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2019 at 4:31 PM #3

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    Thanks, I was afraid that you'd say that...
     
  4. Jan 12, 2019 at 6:41 PM #4

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    4" side, bottom , both sides what are we talking about.
    A box down is usually a skinny wall front and back 1/4" lower that the beam
    The wall can be a 2x4 or 2x6 on edge nailed to the ceiling.
     
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