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Strait-Flex

Model DS-45

Internet #202343444

45 in. Drywall Shims

$15.39 /case

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Strait-Flex's Drywall Shims, are used for floating butt-joints and framing irregularities. Shims can be attached with screws or nails to framing members of each side of a butt-joint to allow a greater inset at the drywall joint. Packaging has an easy open end for convenient access. Available in 36 in. and 45 in. lengths.

  • 1.5 in. x 45 in. x .060 in.
  • Use with floating butt-joints
  • Corrects framing irregularities
  • 100 shims per case

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I need to shim studs an 1/8"

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These shims seem to be only 1/16" thick.
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December 22, 2015
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You're probably already done with your project at this point, but yes, these Straitflex shims are exactly 1/16" apiece, and I stacked two to make up for a 1/8" deficit on my studs (2/16=1/8). They saved the day.
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If you need 1/8" you simply stack them on top of each other until you get the desired thickness. Then staple or tack and mud over. Let it dry, then sand to finish. Hope this helps.
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1/8" is no problem. I have stacked as many as 3 high. Just staple in place.
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Just simply double them up. We use them all the time and shim as much as 3/8".
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Can these be used in an exterior environment where moisture is present?

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The shims are designed for interior use only.
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What is the name of the type of material these are made of?

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Mesa, AZ
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August 25, 2016
The item description says "drywall" but obviously these are not made of drywall. I need this same material in a larger size, so I need to know what it is called.

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They are made out of a very hard cardboard. The reason they are called "Drywall Shims" is because they were designed to put behind the drywall to shim out any areas that have framing irregularities. They can still be used just like any other shim.
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Can I use with hardiebacker cement board

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I had to tear out the drywall around my fireplace to replace the tile. The drywall is 5/8 inches thick but I want to use hardiebacker cement board. Which I can only get in 1/2 in thickness. So where the hardiebacker meets the 5/8 drywall it isnt level because of the 1/8 difference in thickness between drywall and hardiebacker. My question is can I use these strips behind the hardiebacker cement board to bring it even with the 5/8 existing drywall?
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Yes, they can be used in any situation where you need to provide a level surface.
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is a great product. This product is a better quality than what is sold in store. this should be available in store also. April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Saved the job I'm a DIY'er and am rebuilding our master shower as part of our bathroom renovation. I decided and had already purchased "1/2 inch" Hardibacker cement board, only to find out that it's not quite a true 1/2 inch, but a little less. This was causing problems where the Hardibacker was not meeting up flush with the bottom of the existing sunken shower walls, or with the rest of the regular 1/2 inch drywall outside of the shower. Straitflex shims are sturdy, easy to cut and staple, and are exactly 1/16 of an inch apiece, which allowed me to stack them easily on my existing studs to bring the Hardi up flush to the other surfaces. MY ONLY COMPLAINT: These things should be stocked at the store! Had to wait for them to be shipped to my house. Otherwise, the product is excellent and was a lifesaver. The big box of 100 shims was plenty enough for both of our bath renos. December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Drywall Shims These Drywall Shims are absolutely wonderful. I can not express how pleased I am to have them. They are ideal for all large renovations or repairs. Whenever there is a large area that needs repairing with possible water damage to studs, it is almost impossible to accomplish without replacing the studs or employing the shims. As far as I am concerned, shims is the option for me. My weight bearing jousts are in good shape so I'm sistering all and/or any weakened studs. Great product and I certainly recommend for any large renovation or repair. November 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great to get the Wall Straight These Drywall Shims help to floating butt-joints and framing when they are irregularities. They are easy to install. The shims can be installed by screws, nails or staples to the wood framing members to help make the wall straight. You can layer them to get that prefect wall straight. It comes in 100 per box and comes in lengths of 36 in. and 45 in.. November 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very usefull for any drywall project This product is very helpfull for any drywall project , i have ordered these shims as i was drywalling my 900SFT basement and these shims saved time around any wood studs that are not aligned with other ones, These shims also helped to get the slight slope for Butt Joints that helps during taping an mudding.Initally i was tryiing to order RockSplicer or trmtex butt board for butt joints but they are very expensive.This shims has saved time and money these are just cardboard product but thats what required for drywall aligning.Just follow the images on the Box how they can help buttjoints and regular misaligned studs.Over all nice product. February 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Product Awesome product for leveling a ceiling. Just staple in place. August 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by simple but great product I am currently in the process of turning a barn built in the 1860's into a finished work space. The studs were all rough cut lumber and are extremely uneven when comparing how far out each stud sticks in comparison to the neighboring stud. This product was EXTREMELY helpful in the process of dry walling the wall and ceiling. Super easy, just stack up as many pieces as you need and nail them in then put your drywall on top. My only complaint is that neither HomeDepot or Lowes sell this product in stores so I had to order it online. This is a must for anyone with an old home who is putting up drywall. September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Who knew cardboard could be your best friend? The drywall will mirror your framing, the shims allow you to "correct" the imperfections of joists and studs. Why dig through the recycling bin, this product is awesome! Easily pays for itself with time saved and a great finished project. March 24, 2015
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