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MayJune
Do I fire the drywall installer?

We had a new door installed and now one person is finishing inside of my home. Yesterday I stopped him before he started to mud when I noticed the drywall around the door was higher than the door frame.Today he will demo the 1/2" drywall around the door and rehang 1/4" drywall.
Just look at the pictures and let me know if I'm crazy or at least half right to question this guy's work.

ed21
Re: Do I fire the drywall installer?

Some pretty sloppy drywall work.

mknoch67
Re: Do I fire the drywall installer?

I do drywall myself and I am not a contractor. I WOULD FIRE THIS GUY ASAP.
Looks like he used roofing nails for one. The nails will eventually pop out.
If the drywall isn't flush with the door jam, your door casing(trim) won't fit flat.
1/4 drywall should not be used for any exterior wall, not thick enough to keep temperature controlled, you will have a cold area. Anything less than 1/2 inch is for overlay only, for ex... to repair an entire wall without removing old drywall.
Drywall is very forgiving and can be taped, patched, etc etc..but the less seems you have on an exterior wall the better.

I would do the job for you if I could. I love it and do a pretty good job, and I am a woman.

havanagranite
Re: Do I fire the drywall installer?

drywall is one of the trades that I do. the drywall to the left of the door isn't nailed off and the drywall to the right isn't nailed off properly. very sloppy hanging. never should leave that big of gaps. the fact that the drywall sticks out beyond the door jam says that the door wasn't set correctly. the exterior of the door jam should set out from the stud 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch this allows for the drywall. the correct fix would be to cut some wood to act as a jam extension instead of trying to hang thinner drywall.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Do I fire the drywall installer?

I have never seen anybody trim off a door to the studs then do drywall.

¼" will not do period.

As mentioned above it looks like he used roofing nails and he obviously doesn't know how to dimple.

I think the door is improperly installed and the drywall leaves a lot to be desired.
Jack

NEC
Re: Do I fire the drywall installer?

Holy Macanolli! You better fire the lot of them. I don't even do drywall but could do a better job than that of setting the door and drywall as well..........

One thing though: No nails means a much smoother finish.......... JK.

MayJune
Re: Do I fire the drywall installer?
mknoch67 wrote:

I would do the job for you if I could. I love it and do a pretty good job, and I am a woman.

Thank you that is very kind of you.

Swirlingchaos
Re: Do I fire the drywall installer?
NEC wrote:

Holy Macanolli! You better fire the lot of them. I don't even do drywall but could do a better job than that of setting the door and drywall as well..........

Wow, yeah i gotta agree. That is pretty damn horrible drywall work.

Even I could do better than that, and I dont know a damn thing about drywall. However, I DO know how to use a tape measure, something the contractor obviously forgot at home.

Fire them.

NEC
Re: Do I fire the drywall installer?
MayJune wrote:

Thank you that is very kind of you.

So that is it?.......... That is your reply......?

MayJune
Re: Do I fire the drywall installer?
NEC wrote:

So that is it?.......... That is your reply......?

It was a kind gesture...I was just saying thank you.

Rodney H
Re: Do I fire the drywall installer?

Where did this jerk come from, and why is he even trying to do something he absolutely knows nothing about? Get rid of him, NOW. He gives a bad name to all drywall people.

If you lived close to me, I would help demo his mess, then help you apply new drywall the correct way. On top of that, I would offer to help, free of charge, so you know what a decent job looks like. If Mike Holmes, from Holmes on Holmes saw this mess, he would totally remove EVERYTHING, and start from scratch.

NO, 1/4 inch drywall should never be used for anything !!

Good luck in finding someone who knows the correct way to do things. This jerk needs to be fired, Immediately !!

Enjoy the Holidays.

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