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Old 03-14-2012, 03:03 AM   #31
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I am having trouble with a booger corner too. My bro had put a metal strip on a wall that had area in corner that was warped or jutted out from the wall for some reason. I left the part of the metal strip that seemed ok with joint compound, If you have wider gap than looks "doable" what do you fill it in with? A little extra putty might work with tape and then more putty, I would like for it to look passable if not perfect. I wish I could put a piece of the strip material over the wider crack, then putty and smooth paper tape. However, I need advice. My bro might can figure it out...hope so. Help if you can. This thread seemed to be more in line with my problem wall. Thanks

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Old 03-14-2012, 10:15 PM   #32
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I think it's important that the metal strip or corner bead fits so that it is flat and straight. If it isn't you will never be able to make it look straight with joint compound.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:09 AM   #33
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Yep, you are so right! Trying to make something work to keep things cheaper, not a good idea! We removed the metal strip used some joint compound and tape. I am making sure it is dry and it will be the last area I paint, believe me! LOL. Things are looking up...yea!
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:23 PM   #34
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To be honest I think I would have removed the corner bead and trimmed the wall underneath to be even. Then mount a new corned bead. The problem is that corners get bumped and dented and tape and plaster won't hold up.
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Things are looking up now. I am ready to paint the area and I will see how it paints up...but we will get a piece of molding to go there if it looks bad.
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I owe an update!My schedule is nuts so I don't get to work on this everyday or even every weekend but it is getting there.

Like I said, I decided to remove the entire corner bead. I'm not experienced at that but I went for it. Using advice from everybody I did 3 coats of Durabond 45. I wish I was better at mixing and application but that just meant I had to sand more. I have to say that I could not be happier with the way it turned out. My wife wanted me to leave the dent to save time but now she is very pleased with the way it looks! It is hard to tell from the pictures though. I the photo the corner looks bumpy but it isn't. It is very smoothh. I had a very hard time at the bottom near the carpet. It isn't perfect but not bad.





I painted the ceiling and the closet after which my wife changed her mind...she decided we should paint the trim after all. I decided to remove it. While removing the trim near the window I found soft drywall and it started caving in. Our old window leaked there but I didn't think it was that bad. I should have known because some of the paint had peeled in that area. There is some mold underneath but I'm assuming that's OK now since it's dried out. The 2x4's are OK and still strong. Now I get to learn how to measure and cut an outlet opening in drywall! And the project continues to grow!







I cut out that section
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looks like the mold is right to the edge of where you cut it. maybe go a ways past the window. spray some mold control on the area then repair it
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:02 PM   #38
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Make sure you have fixed the leak that wet that rock or you will be replacing it again in a short time.
I'd also consider replacing that insulation if it appears wet or damp.

Nice repair job on the corner bead!

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+1 on extending the area to repair to make sure you get all the mold and damaged insulation.

On the receptacle, tape the terminals well or (better) turn off the power. Tuck the whole thing inside the box.
Cut your patch to fit the opening.
Chalk the edges of the mud ring thoroughly, and press the patch hard against the box. This will leave you a nice outline of the box on the back of the patch. Cut slightly outside the line.
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Great tips! The water was coming in from the window frame which I had replaced in 2010. It no longer leaks. Also, I cut away the extra mold already before I shot the picture. That piece isn't in the photo but the hole in the wall is how it is now.
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I found a problem but I hope I can explain it well, the picture can be a bit deceiving. There is a piece of the window fram that sticks out farther than the studs. It is the piece to the right of the ruler. Directly above that piece is the window fram and not drywall so don't be confused. The other side of the window frame is the same way.Therefore that section of sheet rock was never flush with the studs and the power outlet sat flush at the bottom of its hole but not at the top. I keep finding shoddy workmanship in this house.

How should I handle this? I figure I could cut the frame peice so it clears or I can hollow out the back of the drywall in those two areas.

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I'd appreciate if someone could address my last post. Thank You.

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