sheetrock repair

Old 06-07-04, 08:27 PM
J Quinn
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sheetrock repair

I'm attempting my first sheetrock repair. The plumber left an approximate 4' x 1.5' opening in the bedroom wall. The drywall that was taken out is not reuseable but it is in good enough shape to use as a template for a new piece. It's still difficult to get a good fit though! Any tips? Thank you.
Old 06-08-04, 02:59 PM
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If I know your plumber (they're all the same) he either used a hammer to cut it out or a saw zall right down the edge of a stud. Cut the sides to the center of a stud. Measure and cut a piece to fit. Pre fill any gaps you may have with mud. Quick set is prefered for the pre fill. When its dry, Put mesh tape over the joints. For best results with mesh put mud under it too. Then finish the joints flush. Good luck

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