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filling big gaps? -- great stuff plus mud?


Old 06-11-04, 10:25 PM
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filling big gaps? -- great stuff plus mud?

i've just replaced some windows and on one of them (the side unit of a bay window) i've got a big gap between the moulding and the existing wall -- because it's a bay window, the moulding actually cuts at about a 45 degree angle from the existing wall.

does anyone have suggestions about how to fill the rather deep and wide (about 1 inch) gap that exists? a carpenter friend suggested spraying in great stuff (??) foam insulator and then spreading mud over it....
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Old 06-13-04, 06:47 AM
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You can cut the drywall back to a stud and patch in with drywall. You might be able do the foam stuff. If you try it, after it is set up dig out a 1/2 inch groove and fill that with quick set mud. I wouldn't go directly over the foam.
Old 06-30-04, 07:57 AM
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Can an additional piece of molding be used to close the unsightly gap?

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