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Old 02-10-2010, 12:48 AM   #1
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I started another honey do list on the bathroom. I am trying to remove old caulk and did well on top of the shower but the gap looks like a 1/4 size crack between the drywall and the shower. Is there anything special I should do since the crack is larger than normal? Should I just keep filling it in until it is flush with the wall and shower? Also is there a way to remove off the daywall? Thanks for your help

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Old 02-10-2010, 05:33 AM   #2
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in the gap install a backer rod (foam dowel material) then caulk with silicone caulk. Soften the old caulking with acetone then use a 5 in 1 tool to remove it. Use a sharp scraper on the drywall to remove it. then patch drywall if needed with compound.

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Thanks for the help
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:01 PM   #4
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Bob's advice is correct. The drywall should not come in direct contact with the shower unit as it will "wick" water/moisture and deteriorate over time (hence the 1/4" gap). Your drywall was installed correctly....
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