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Old 01-26-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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how do I fill 1/2 inch gap between drywall and ceiling?

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Durabond 90

Have you already hung the drywall?
Typically you leave the gap at the bottom to be covered by baseboard.

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Durabond 90

Have you already hung the drywall?
Typically you leave the gap at the bottom to be covered by baseboard.
yes drywall already up didnt leave gap at bottom due to cold draft from crawl space. Can I pack paper seam ttape in space and mud over and smooth out?
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YOU can do anything you want ..........
I wouldn't do it that way
It's going to shrink & crack and take a LOT longer to dry than Durabond.
Durabond is a gap filling compound that dries fast and WON'T shrink.
Just be careful because it's a B!t@# to sand.

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I had some spots where the original homeowner left gaps at the ceiling like that. I filled them with spray foam and trimmed it when dry. Once taped it'll be just like every other area, and actually might work better as the walls and ceiling can move more independently. For the inexperienced in mudwork, Durabond can be a real PITA to work with as it does not sand well at all.
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Durabond 90 is the way to go it sets between 85-130 minutes and like tcleve4911 said; it’s a B!t@# to sand and once dry it becomes as hard as plaster…
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Crown molding.
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I just want to offer this up.

This is a DO IT YOURSELF forum where people are asking real questions about how to do a task in a manner that has standard, sound practices because they don't know.

Some are looking for shortcuts, some are asking how do the pros do it and some are just determining if the task at hand is within their capability.

If you came into your home improvement project and you saw a drywaller spraying foam, stuffing paper in the cracks or telling you that you really need to put crown molding up, what would be your reaction?

People hack and crap things together either because they don't know any better, or they are on the cheap.

This should be a place where you can get some real guidance on what is considered standard practice and acceptable methods.

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yes drywall already up didnt leave gap at bottom due to cold draft from crawl space. Can I pack paper seam ttape in space and mud over and smooth out?
I'd be tempted to rehang the drywall with the gap at the bottom. While the sheets are down, seal the drafts properly with caulking. I doubt the drywall is blocking the draft, but dispersing it so you can't feel it.
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I'd be tempted to rehang the drywall
You can't be serious.
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yeah that would only take a few minutes....



what about packing it with mud and then taping joint between wall and ceiling, 2 more coats of mud, as with the rest of the wall.


that's what i've done in the past, seems to have held up.

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