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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    It was perhaps 20 years ago my redid the second floor living room after an enormous (e-NOR-mous) Beech tree crashed down and broke through to say “hello.” My dad was not very good at it. So no I’m (very slowly and deliberately) mudding and sanding over the undulating topography, fixing corners...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    I had a plumber come out to fix a water pipe leak. In the process he cut 3 different areas of my walls and one place on the popcorn ceiling. I have done some minor drywall repair before, but nothing of this magnitude so wanted some advice... The old drywall he cut out was wet, so he threw it...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    My subject line probably caused you to <roll eyes> but bear with me for a second... I have a small sag at a join that is a real eyesore in a prominent place. I know the proper fix would be to strip-tape-remud but the fact that this is on a 22 ft ceiling is seemingly complicating that route (ie...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    3 months after the remodeling of my house by handymen who did the drywall work, now I have couple issues. :sad: I had them remove a non-load bearing wall by the entry door. Then they installed new drywall on the the ceiling by the entry door. I now see one of the seams has cracked nearly all...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    I hired a "contractor" to do some work and he bailed out on the project. So, I hired a guy to come and finish the work and this included some repairs made to drywall installation with corner tape instead of mesh left from the previous guy. New guy applied mud (ceiling float) over the mesh...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, My garage is mostly converted into another room, its got a bathroom, carpeted, and drywall setup everywhere except the ceiling. The garage was built along with the house in the mid 50s. The garage is ~22'x18', with the bathroom taking up ~4.5'x7.5' in the corner. The garage has a...
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    We are planning to buy a house. There are cracks at the corner of the vaulted ceilings. Those cracks appear at the corners of the 3 bedrooms at the second floor. I only attached pictures from 2 bedrooms because the crack in the 3rd bedroom seems like very small, but the type and the placement...
  8. Carpentry
    I have addition on my house that used to be an enclosed porch and i want to now insulate and put drywall on the ceiling. My problem is i am not sure if my ceiling joist will support the drywall without sagging or cracking latter. The joist are 2x4 spaced 16" spanning 14'. they are not tied...
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    It's been a while since I've been on the chatroom. I am helping my son & his "limited experience contractor" renovate a 100yr (approx), 3 storey house. We want to eliminate/cover the stucco ceiling (2nd floor only) by adding another layer of drywall, but I'm concerned about the weight. There...
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