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Old 08-29-2012, 07:09 AM   #16
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For this to happen after 25 years is a sign that something has happened to the structure. There's nothing that would just 'happen' by itself after that long to explain it. I'd look at what might have changed related to the structure and the ceiling. GBR's post about truss lift was fascinating. Might there have been something related to attic or roof above the popping ceiling?
Not that I'm aware of. But there are more popping in the bedroom that were not there even when I made the original post. What would the recommendation be? Should I hire a general contractor? This is getting ridiculous.

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I bet if you pulled a chunk down there will be no glue underneath!
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I bet if you pulled a chunk down there will be no glue underneath!
But why would it all of a sudden happen after 25 years?
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You dont know that, you just moved in in May...just about the time when crappy cover up starts to show its ugly head.
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attic venting ok? maybe moisture condensing in the attic?
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No glue and the screws were likely overdriven. Once the screw cuts the face paper on the rock, it's "game on" for pops. That's why I glue and NAIL on wood framing. Nails, driven properly without tearing the paper, will have fewer problems. Someone may have repaired the screws before you moved in by just re-mudding. You'll need to add screws (or nails) close to the existing ones to pull the board tight to the framing members without cutting the face paper. Your lumber should be "dried out" by now, but it will still "move" (expand/contract) during heating/cooling seasons to some extent.....

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