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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi group, I finished the drywall duct project, had 10 holes in wall and ceiling to add 4" dryer duct about 35 feet with a dryer booster and moving an access panel. I had previously wrote about bubbles in my paper tape job. I realize after spending so much time, that my initial problems (I'm a...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi group, first attempt at taping holes in ceilings... replaced duct and now have about 8 holes to patch/repair in a ceiling and walls. I have the holes screwed in but my first attempt at using paper tape failed. I didn't apply enough pressure and ended up with an uneven mess. Spent a few...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello - I recently removed 1/4" paneling from a room in my house and replacing it with 1/2" drywall. Paneling was directly against the studs. The room had a crown molding which hid the gap between the ceiling and the paneling. Now that I'm using drywall, I'm debating on whether to tape that...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    I have a switch box that falls in the middle of a horizontal tapered edge seam. I was thinking of covering the box with masking tape and then just taping and mudding over it like it wasn't there. After sanding I would just cut it out of the finished wall. Is there a better approach? Thanks...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    I've got some gaps between sheets in my new ceiling install. My question is how much gap is acceptable before I have to pre-fill these before taping? The gaps are generally 1/4" - 3/8". If I need to prefill, what is the best material to use? Rock is 5/8" if that matters. Thanks in advance.
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