ceiling exhaust fan hole cut too large

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Old 12-10-06, 09:20 AM
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ceiling exhaust fan hole cut too large

We recently installed a ceiling exhaust fan in our bathroom, and cut the hole too large for the grille to cover by about a quarter inch. I was going to spackle around the edge, but am not sure if that would be the best or only way to fix it. Also, our house was built in the 40's and the drywall seems to have a coating of plaster on the surface, so would spackling work just fine or should we use a patching plaster? I would appreciate any ideas you might have. Thanks!
 
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Old 12-10-06, 10:04 AM
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Drywall mud will work - though, if it were me, I would use durabond as it sets up harder and will "hang the edge" with less tendency to crack. Fill the crack right up to the frame of the fan.
 
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Old 12-10-06, 03:23 PM
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Thanks for the help...it turned out beautifully!
 
 

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