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akshack 04-28-2011 03:05 PM

Can I mud a small repair without tape
 
I have an area on the ceiling of the garage where something I stored in attic moved the drywall joint and popped the tape. I have installed a backup board to secure the joint. When I removed the bad tape, the old mud and paint to the exact width of the tape came off. Now I either need to mud without tape or scrape, sand or file a wider area in order to install new tape.
Any thoughts would be appreciated:confused1:

Willie T 04-28-2011 03:29 PM

Cut your new tape a half inch or so narrower with a pair of scissors.

akshack 04-29-2011 12:03 PM

Thanks. I hate to say this but my wife came up with the same thought before I told her of your reply.

Willie T 04-29-2011 03:09 PM

Obviously a smart woman.

user1007 04-30-2011 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akshack (Post 638417)
I have an area on the ceiling of the garage where something I stored in attic moved the drywall joint and popped the tape. I have installed a backup board to secure the joint.

Hugh? :no::no::no: You need to subfloor that attic if you plan to store heavy stuff. Drywall is not meant to be a load bearing material. And remember it is hanging my screws and nails to the bottom side of the ceiling. No wonder you popped a tape joint if you stored something heavy on only the drywall from above.

You need some plywood or other planking in the space above. Then, without seeing your situation, I would plan on doing a cutout of dryall, screwing it in place, taping and mudding. Prime and paint.

dberladyn 05-01-2011 02:06 PM

You have to replace the tape or the joint will crack down the road at some point.

Dan

akshack 05-03-2011 03:25 PM

thanks
 
thanks for the help


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