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Old 10-15-18, 08:46 PM
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Drywall installation in enclosed porch

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I am renovating an enclosed porch and getting ready to have drywall installed. My concern is that the joists are not completely level and the ceiling will look wavy. Room is 13.6 x 22.6. There will be 6 lights and a ceiling fan centered in room. My normal drywall guy won't check for level, just hang and finish. Ceiling is out no more than 1/2". Carpenter told me it will not make ceiling look wavy if it is left the way it is and drywall hung. Don't want to put out $ to drywall and then have it look weird. Opinions appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 10-15-18, 08:57 PM
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Your carpenter must be really dumb. Yes, you want it as flat as possible.
 
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Time to hire a new drywall guy.
 
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Old 10-16-18, 04:34 AM
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It's not really a drywall hangers job to fix uneven framing. I'd either sister on to the existing ceiling joists [that set too high] to make them all level or install strapping across the joists, shimming where needed.
 
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I understand the sistering and or strapping. It is just another cost that would be added on to a never ending project. Carpenter is not dumb, he is under the assumption the drywall installers would shim or realize that something needed to be done if they blew a screw threw the drywall sheet.
 
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Your carpenter is there to see it while we are not but an 1/2" can be noticeable. A lot depends on where the discrepancies are. As you know it's cheaper to fix now than it would be to do it later.
 
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Old 10-16-18, 07:32 PM
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Any carpenter should know that you don't trust a Drywaller to shim a ceiling. That's a carpenters job before the Drywaller gets there. And yeah... I would argue that he's not too bright if he thinks otherwise.
 
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