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Old 02-06-2010, 11:02 AM   #1
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I tried repairing this crack but it came back. I used the typical taping approach with paper tape. I also suspect I may have a repair on top of a previous repair. The house is almost 40 yrs old so I doubt this is the first time this crack has appheared. What would be the best aproach?
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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Cut out the crack with a utility knife. Use mesh tape and hot mud to do the mud work. If you can drive some screws on either side of the crack. You may need to install a 1x board behind the crack if you have access to it for additional support.

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Old 02-07-2010, 10:55 AM   #3
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thats a stress crack on that point load if i'm looking at this right. you may want to cut out that small section of drywall and see how that intersection is fastened
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:57 PM   #4
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Well, I decided to open it up a little. Turned out the framing arround this area was not super accurate and the drywall was not completly connected to the framing. The crack had also been repaired once before. I built up the framing with 3/4 plywood and pocket screws.
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:22 PM   #5
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good luck with that use some durabond 90 to bed tape
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:33 PM   #6
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I used Durabond 45.
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:38 PM   #7
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