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Old 04-01-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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I just finished drywalling a room. One of my sheets that goes up against the ceiling has a gap. I'm guessing the ceiling is sloped, coz the drywall is square - one side is snug, then about midway accross a gap starts, and gets wider as it goes along - by the end of the drywall it's probably about 1/2 wide. What's the past way to securely fill this? It's too narrow and angled to cut a strip of drywall for - do i just pack some mud in there and let it dry?

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You cut the drywall so it fits. Scribe it to the ceiling, unscrew it and move it up. That is the right way. But you can use hot mud.. (mixed from a bag) which dries harder and will fill this area.

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If you are going to fill it, fill with some 5 Min or 20 Min. mud. Using regular drywall compound will take forever to dry.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:55 AM   #4
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I agree with the above information, however, I urge you to take it down and cut it right. Sounds like you are just starting out with home improvement... take the opportunity to forge some good habbits now.
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