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Old 01-29-2014, 09:13 PM   #16
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I would slip a 1/2" x 6 x cavity width siding board or similar up/on the gap and screw through the big sheet to secure it, just for backing. Add some screws, and finish as posted. Put a couple of screws halfway in at the thick face/edge of the board to maneuver it from. Sorry about that....

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Thanks Gary. I have some scrap 1/2" OSB or plywood I can use. So once it's in place, it would be lying flat on top of the ceiling drywall, correct? So the bag mix mud will adhere to the OSB? Would 1/2" plywood work better?

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I don't see how you could use 1/2" material.You need something to support the cracked drywall above.Like maybe a 2X4 between the joist Something you can you can screw into.Then cut any loose material around the crack.Prefill with some mud.Let dry and then tape and mud as usual.
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What cracked drywall? I don't know where you read that.
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Yes, plywood is better than OSB, here. Be sure to fasten it securely. Glad we could help.

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Yes, plywood is better than OSB, here. Be sure to fasten it securely. Glad we could help.

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Thanks Gary. Just to make sure I understand you, the hot mud will adhere to the plywood and not fall out? The gap is on the ceiling sheet(where it meets the top of wall), NOT the top of wall.
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Add a handful of screws in the ply, run them in just below the drywall surface to hot mud over.

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Add a handful of screws in the ply, run them in just below the drywall surface to hot mud over.

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OK thanks.
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I would just fill it with hot mud (sheet rock 20 or 45 or 90) and mix it thick so it stays in there. Let it dry. Flat tape the ceiling (half on the ceiling half on the set hot mud) with regular compound then tape the corner with compound.
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what if the ceiling drywall is extended over the top of the wall drywall
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What cracked drywall? I don't know where you read that.
You did say gap and I said crack.I gave you good advice either way on a 5/8" GAP.

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