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Old 10-28-2019, 09:23 AM   #1
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Drywall outlet patch in tight corner


Any suggestions on how to patch this drywall up?

There isn't much width on the vertical edges of the hole to tape/mud. I'd also like to avoid removing the door trim since the wall tile is grouted up to it on both sides.



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Old 10-28-2019, 09:59 AM   #2
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I'd tack in a thin piece of drywall and then tape as needed. Once the finish work is done you can caulk the drywall repair to the casing/tile.
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I'd tack in a thin piece of drywall and then tape as needed. Once the finish work is done you can caulk the drywall repair to the casing/tile.
Are you saying to cut out the drywall up to the door casing (red outline in picture)?

Then tape/mud on the other three sides and just caulk along the door casing?

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Are you saying to cut out the drywall up to the door casing (red outline in picture)?



Then tape/mud on the other three sides and just caulk along the door casing?





I would do what you are thinking and drywall up to casing. This way you have 2 horizontal joints to finish and no vertical joint. Apply thin bead of caulk after.


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Old 10-28-2019, 02:38 PM   #5
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I would do what you are thinking and drywall up to casing. This way you have 2 horizontal joints to finish and no vertical joint. Apply thin bead of caulk after.


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What about the vertical seam on the left side near the corner?

I'm afraid if I cut back to corner, trying to redo the tape on both sides of the corner will be difficult to make it smooth with the rest of the inside corner going up to ceiling. I'm thinking maybe to do the california patch style for the left vertical seam near the corner, regular tape/mud on top & bottom seams, and then caulk near the door casing.
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:00 PM   #6
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Drywall outlet patch in tight corner


Picture was deceiving. I thought a trim piece was on either side. Keep join away from corner but maybe add a piece of board above and below plug on left stud so drywall has more backing. Even a piece of 3/4 plywood. Pull switch while sanding. If box is just below drywall it will make finishing easier.


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here is a snap in cover for the box.

https://www.garvinindustries.com/cov...or-plates/wpp1
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Are you saying to cut out the drywall up to the door casing (red outline in picture)?


Just cut out the small section that keeps the patch piece from being a rectangle.
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Sounds good!

We'll see how this goes.....
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Here's the result. Turned out better than expected.

Adding block on the left side above and below the outlet box. Cut out the red rectangle to go right up to the door casing. Then did a california patch.

A couple tiny wavy ridges to sand out that you can't really see in picture, but otherwise looks pretty invisible when shining a light across it vertically.

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