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Old 01-24-2010, 10:19 PM   #1
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butt end butts up against tapered edge...


I just hung drywall in my smallish bathroom and I have one little section on the ceiling where a butt end meets a tapered edge. I know I probably shouldn't have done it that way, but I didn't want to buy another sheet of drywall just to cover such a small area. Anyways, it's there, so the question is, how best to tape/finish it? Thanks.

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Fill the tapered edge with some 5 min mud even the the butt joint and then finish as a butt joint.

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Fill the tapered edge with some 5 min mud even the the butt joint and then finish as a butt joint.
Is "5 minute mud" something I can get at Home Depot? How about using spackle instead (since I have some of that handy)? Thanks.
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I believe what he is talking about is setting compound - drys quickly through chemical reaction rather than drying through evaporation. It is harder and less prone to cracking than regular joint compound.
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Yes, can be purchased at Home Depot. Dry compound. Comes in a small box.
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