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Fixing drywall that's over lath and plaster

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Drywall was ruined underneath the switchbox so I repaired it using another piece of drywall. Problem is it's over lath and plaster so it's hard to get the depth right. Anyone have any suggestions for fixing something like this?


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Build it up with mud
You can't build up that much with mud it's not cement it's just gonna crack and shrink and be all ****y.
Use hot mud first then finish with premix mud
Hot mud?
Hot mud is what we call the stuff in a bag you mix your self such as easy sand from HD
Okay why is it called that? And so put a drywall patch in the wall, cover it with a base of hot mud and then put normal drywall mud overtop that?
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