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Old 03-21-2011, 12:25 PM   #16
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Nope. I like my walls smooooooth!

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When I cut the bad section out should I just cut the bad part or should I worry about where the studs are? The damaged section is about 42"x40".

Is it better to stay off the edge between wall and ceiling?

Which tape should I buy?

Also is there a difference between deck screws and drywall screws? I have tons of deck screws but no drywall screws.
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Just to be clear here are two photos. I tried patching the screw holes...that is when I decided to just replace the section.

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My wife tried to talk me out of this. She wants the room painted yesterday. That was until she saw the mold on the backside of the panel. Then she wanted it all out! The torn spot in the insulation was done by mice. They chewed the wet cardboard off of the backside of the dry wall. Gypsum, fiberglass, and mold my sinuses are absolutely thrilled! In this whole section there were only 4 nails.

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I am very glad that you said this! I might have really done myself in!
Oh yeah durabond is a pita to sand…
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My wife tried to talk me out of this. She wants the room painted yesterday. That was until she saw the mold on the backside of the panel. Then she wanted it all out! The torn spot in the insulation was done by mice. They chewed the wet cardboard off of the backside of the dry wall. Gypsum, fiberglass, and mold my sinuses are absolutely thrilled! In this whole section there were only 4 nails.

I'm surprised you chose to cut out the repair spot away from the corner like this....very good choice (when it is an option)!

I am between tasks right now and will be out for the night....LOL....I'll be back to chime in when I'm 3 sheets to the wind...LOL...
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I screwed up. I bought 5/8" drywall because I measured a gap in the wall out in the garage. Turns out the ceiling is only 1/2". Found out after I cut it. Back to the store I go.

I thought about building an addition on my house but I'm afraid my mistakes would cost me a fortune!
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I thought about building an addition on my house but I'm afraid my mistakes would cost me a fortune!
Naw…that’s how you learn…

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I screwed up. I bought 5/8" drywall because I measured a gap in the wall out in the garage. Turns out the ceiling is only 1/2". Found out after I cut it. Back to the store I go.

I thought about building an addition on my house but I'm afraid my mistakes would cost me a fortune!
You better check your building codes for your location.

Most areas around the country have a building code for 5/8" sheetrock on the ceilings for fire ratings.
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Little late now, but, depending on the condition of the rock and how much sag is involved, I have made a 2x4 grid-like frame to push ceiling dw back up to the joists and then put new screws in.

Dab of mud, some mud on crumpled newspaper or trashbag to match texture as best I could, done.

But there had been no leak that I was aware of. In your case with the mold, it was definitely best to replace, imo.
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Too bad they don't make boards of variable thickness...

I went back and bought the 1/2" board, cut it and mounted it.


It seems to fit pretty well at least for a novice.



Fits right in there like a hand in a glove. Until I looked at the wall side.



That side seems to be effected by the bow. Not much I can do but I think the putty will fix it. I hope. It is a little severe but what can I do? I'm going to pop a few more screws in and start taping it. If I could change something I would not have cut the ends of the hole past the beams. I would have cut them halfway so that I could pop a few screws in there.

EDIT: I changed my mind. I think eight screws is enough. No need to go crazy on a piece that is 50"X25", right?

It's strange how the walls look pink in the pictures. They look off white in regular light. I amm ashamed to say I haven't painted this room in the 18 years we have been here. I guess it's about time I fix it up, eh?

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It might be better to take the board out, shim the wall side, and then put the board back.
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I guess I'm too impatient (when I say "I" mean the other I) because I puttied it up last night.
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I thought I had posted to this already today.

Any way, is it me, or are the ceiling joists sagging in the whole room?
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I think that is just an illusion in the photo. If I stand on the stairs at ceiling level it looks nice and even and smooth. I learned that in 1978 when the house was built that it was common practice in this area to glue the dry wall (ceiling and floors) and use very few nails to secure it. recently my friend was moving a ceiling fixture and discovered that in much of one room the ceiling was hanging almost an inch below the joists! he spent last weekend screwing the whole room back in place. he was worried but he said it worked good. Mine is not sagging except where the water damage was. unfortuneatly I have a similar spot in the bedroom. But that is for another day.

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