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Old 12-03-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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There were two layers of Sheetrock previously up and now I only put up one. Like and idiot me and my wife pulled down two layers but I did not remember So there is a gap now. I really don't want to buy more Sheetrock and install another layer. Is there anyway to fix/hide this? I'm hiring a taper so do you think he might be be able to work some magic?? I'm so pissed... Thanks
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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WOW you might be able to cut a small piece to fill the gap glue it then use brown bag dura bond to fill (remember brown bag is non sand able) then tape and mud. I was going to suggest crown mould but not room over the top of the window. I would not guarantee this method long term. If you have to buy a sheet of drywall you might get 3/8 so a lot of room for the durabond. The reason for the brown bag is it's the strongest.

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Old 12-03-2013, 12:53 PM   #3
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There really isn't any need for Durabond because this will be covered with paper tape.

Cut out a 3/8" strip of drywall and put it in there to fill in that gap. It's not as easy to but strip that small, but if you score both sides of the drywall, it will break off fairly cleanly. Once that gap is filled in with the strip of drywall, the taper will simply finish it as normal.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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Drywall is installed on the walls starting with the top sheet first.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:29 PM   #5
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He is not installing drywall on his walls - that is obviously old drywall.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:20 PM   #6
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The reason for the durabond is it's going to be hard to keep those little pieces in and the DB would cement the in. Overkill? maybe.
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They can be nailed or glued in if you really feel it's necessary. With a layer of mud and then paper tape on top of them, they aren't going anywhere.
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Thanks a lot guys..... Much appreciated
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:33 AM   #9
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crown moulding
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:33 PM   #10
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Do you see the window trim?
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:02 AM   #11
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I had to repair a couple like this over the years. I used construction adhesive and glued in strips of drywall board to fill the gaps. I then taped the joint as you would tape any joint In the wall. Once that dried I taped and finished the corner. To do this properly you should remove the window trim and reinstall after the job is done.
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It's true that removing the window trim is the best way to go. But above the trim, you will probably never see, except for the very corner. You can fold the paper tape on a different line than the pre-crease, to fit in that tighter space.
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