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forcedreno2012 11-21-2012 12:12 AM

How does one fix this?
The drywall in the house was hung vertically and with the flooding we gutted the walls to 4 feet (new open concept floorplan :P). For the most part everything worked okay but in 2 areas we have a situation where the vertical tape pulled off the upper sheet a bit when taking the bottom section out.

Think two boards together vertically and you chop the bottom 4 feet off of both of them and the tape between them has come off a bit or loosened.

Do you put some mud behind and re-seat the tape (its fiberglass) or do you yank the bugger off and retape the whole top bits. Fine either way just want to know what the correct fix is.


mae-ling 11-21-2012 12:25 AM

cut just above and retape

forcedreno2012 11-21-2012 12:37 AM


Originally Posted by mae-ling (Post 1057471)
cut just above and retape

"Dohhh" In my best Homer Simpson voice......that embarassing - that never even entered my head lol

Slinks off to go do the obvious.

Thanks :thumbsup:

bjbatlanta 12-05-2012 03:35 PM

Be sure to use a setting type compound for at least the first coat if you go back with mesh tape (as per mfgr. specs)...

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