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    Default Ran out of space on ceiling joist to hang plasterboard, please help

    Hi,

    Just acquired a property with an incomplete ceiling. Looking to hang some plasterboard to finish the room but they have not left any space on the ceiling joist to attach the plasterboard. The existing plasterboard either covers the whole joist or most of it.
    Can I get some sort of L bracket to attach to the joist then attach onto the new plasterboard or should I sister some pieces of wood to the joist between the noggins to fatten the joist and attach the plasterboard to those or is there some other method?
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    Peter

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    Cut the plasterboard down the centre line of the joist, screw or nail off the old plasterboard to the joist then butt the new sheet up to the old one.
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    Screw the old gyprock along the joist away from the centre of the joist. Then cut off a strip of the old gyprock, pull those nails and start with your ceiling from there. Use plenty of stud glue and get help to lift the sheets.
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    What they said...
    And.....your point is.....what exactly?

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    Using stud adhesive along the join is not recommended but do as Marc said and screw inset the edge before cutting then remove nails. Follow installation instructions as outlined in Gyprock pdf's.

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    Why wouldn't it be simpler and easier to run a length of steel plaster angle along the joist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moondog55 View Post
    Why wouldn't it be simpler and easier to run a length of steel plaster angle along the joist?
    Would not be my choice due to the lack of rigidity.

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