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10-Foot Ceiling Crack


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12-28-00, 10:06 AM   #1  
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I have read the posts for wall cracks and was wondering if I should attempt a 10-foot ceiling crack using the suggested procedures. The crack has gotten worse over the past 10 years.
My plan is to
(1)use an xacto knife and clear the crack so that it is level with the rest of the ceiling, (2)fill the crack with spackling, (3) apply fiberglass tape, (4) apply a top coat of spackling, and (5) allow for drying and sanding.

Any suggestions / recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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12-28-00, 01:21 PM   #2  
go for it just keep in mind your tape will add alittle extra width and depth to your trough to keep a smooth surface and let us know how it goes

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12-28-00, 03:33 PM   #3  
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Thanks for the encouragement...Hillbilly Handyman!
It sounds like I should create a trough just a bit wider than the tape. Is there an easy way to create the trough?

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12-28-00, 09:27 PM   #4  
Sorry but there really is no easy way but mabye this will help.Start by using a straight edge to mark the area to be removed and then score your lines with the knife to approximatly the right depth.then take a VERY sharp chisle and gently dig the trough by lightly tapping the chisle with a hammer shaving away the old plaster.Just keep your chisle at an angle so as to scrape rather than gouge.You will want to lay something under your work area as this job can be extremly messy.good luck and keep us informed.

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12-29-00, 08:19 AM   #5  
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Thanks to the Hillbilly Handyman for his additional suggestions. I will give the chiseling technique on a smaller ceiling crack before I start my 10-footer.

 
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12-30-00, 02:29 AM   #6  
It is always a good idea to practice in a small and if your lucky hidden area.
best of luck and keep us posted.

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