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Old 07-01-2009, 08:56 AM   #1
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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?

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

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