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Old 02-24-2010, 10:31 PM   #1
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I'm a newbie to drywall. Am putting up all new drywall in my master bathroom. I got one of the drywall books at home depot and it helped a lot.

But while hanging the ceiling drywall, I ran into a problem where one section of the ceiling drywall I put up ran about 3/4" short of the side of the wall for a length of about 12-14". Should I feel the need to replace that entire section (it was a pain, with lots of custom holes).

Or can I feel safe by just filling it in and taping it, since it's the corner where the wall & ceiling meet? If I should fill it in, what is something good to use? The opposite side is the open attic.

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If you were paying drywall hangers for this job, would you approve??? Do it right.

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Old 02-25-2010, 06:45 AM   #3
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If you mud it in and tape it, you'll probably be dealing with a hairline crack there forever. ceiling sheets should run over top of the wall sheets for support. As stated above, take it out and do it right, otherwise, everytime you walk into the room, it will be like a big sign saying "you screwed this up".
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if you can get a backer on attic side durabond gap then mud and tape as usual. if you cant get a backer work some durabond into space til flush with sheet. would you pull a whole sheet down to repair a hole in a remodel? no
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Thanks guys, good points made on both sides of the argument.
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If it's just a foot or so of the board that's not behind the sheet on the wall, I wouldn't tear the whole thing out...

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