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Old 09-20-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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1/4 - 3/8" gap inbetween ceiling and wall

I am redoing some drywall and in some places where the ceiling meets the wall there is a 1/4 to 3/8 gap between the two boards, because of the ceiling not being flat.. How do you fill that? Do you just fill it on the tape coat with mud or do you fill it in first with something else?




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Old 09-20-2010, 10:40 AM   #2
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The first thing you do is get up there and remove all those ceiling fasteners you put in within about 16" of the walls. Hopefully, that will let the ceiling lids droop down to the top edges of the wall boards. If not, you need to re-adjust (install again) the upper wall boards to produce a nice, straight line where they intersect with the ceiling, shoved up, holding the ceiling edge up.

It's probably too late now, but there are clips (shown below) made to hold the tops of the wall sheets and the ceiling sheets together. But they need to be installed before you hang the first wall boards.

Also modern advancements have made it totally unnecessary to fight with the big, fat and wide end joints (where the board is not tapered). But you are also likely well beyond doing anything about that now too.
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:44 PM   #3
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Pre-fill with a setting type compound.
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As an option you could install crown molding.
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Is there not a sheet rock nailer on top of the top plates on the wall where the gap is? If it is not there should be. You may be able to move the insulation away from the plate and install a 2X6 or 2X8 on top of that wall or 2 2X4s nailed side by side for a sheet rock nailer.
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Thanks, I went and got some Durobond and filled the gaps and walla it's ready to tape and mud.



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