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Old 01-02-2014, 07:00 AM   #1
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I put some can lights in and had to fish the romex through the floor joists which caused me to cut into the ceiling....blah blah blah you know the drill.

If I put the piece of drywall back in where I cut it from and there is a small gap, can I just put joint compound or do I have to tape it too?
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Mix up some Hot Mud for the patches. A California Patch probably would have been best for this job.

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I put some can lights in and had to fish the romex through the floor joists which caused me to cut into the ceiling....blah blah blah you know the drill.

If I put the piece of drywall back in where I cut it from and there is a small gap, can I just put joint compound or do I have to tape it too?
Do a California patch on it and it will blend right in.
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Just tape it and mud it. Will need a 12" knife. Apply tape around all 4 sides then mud. Will be hard to feather out so there is no hump will probably take multiple coats. Since drywall tape and the paper on drywall is the same thickness you would have the same issues you would gain nothing by changing patches now. Really the only advantage to the hot patch or cali patch is it's easier to install.
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I have done the California patch before but I never knew the name of it.
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I had never heard it called that until I came on here to us it was a hot patch. The advantage to it is you don't need to make a backer to fill the hole. The downside is after the paper gets wet from the mud it can tear pretty easy. The reason I said here not to bother is the H/O has already installed the backer and the fill piece.
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To answer your question, as it stands now, yes you have to tape it. I've never seen this work without it, but maybe you'll be the first. To make sure your patch is flat when done (at least the middle part), make sure the taping knife you use is slightly wider than the hole you cut.

An addition to Cali patch, this would also work without tape.

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/4x4-...tch-kit/903208


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