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mnskor 07-01-2009 07:56 AM

crack in drywall
 
I have re-occuring crack above a doorway in the drywall. I have patched it several times with mud, even cut out a sqaure and patched it that way, but it keeps on cracking. What can I do to remedy this?

Maintenance 6 07-01-2009 11:59 AM

Are you applying joint tape, or just mudding the crack? Without joint tape it will crack just from normal expansion and contraction.

Jim Hart 07-01-2009 12:58 PM

And be sure to use some Durobond quick setting mud on the tape coat which is much less likely to crack.

mnskor 07-01-2009 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mnskor (Post 295617)
I have re-occuring crack above a doorway in the drywall. I have patched it several times with mud, even cut out a sqaure and patched it that way, but it keeps on cracking. What can I do to remedy this?

I'm using a mesh tape with mud over it. I think it is a 'stress point' which changes seasonally - at least that's what I've been told, but can't seem to fix it.


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