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Old 04-28-2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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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.
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Cut your new tape a half inch or so narrower with a pair of scissors.

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

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

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