Patch from leak

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Old 02-22-14, 06:05 PM
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Patch from leak

Leak is 99% fix will be taken care of in spring. Wide doesn't like my patch until then. So my plan is to cut the drywall to the size for now and finish in spring once leak is 100%.
Any way I should cut this to make it look better, it goes all the way to in top of the window sill. Never really patch and this doesn't look easy. Name:  image.jpg
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Old 02-22-14, 07:17 PM
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Casing needs to come off the door.
All those crooked cuts need to be redone so there straight.
Easiest way is to just cut along side the stud or rafter and add a 2 X 4 to have something to screw the drywall to.
Install the ceiling first.
 
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Old 02-23-14, 03:45 AM
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Should I use one piece for the bottom as it has to go above the window casing? Or should one go there and one to the left of it.
 
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Old 02-23-14, 04:10 AM
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You can use as many or few pieces as you want, more joints just means more taping/finishing. Extra joints at a door have a greater likelihood of cracking but shouldn't be an issue at a window.

What needs to be done to stop the leak 100%?
 
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Old 02-23-14, 05:05 AM
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I put tar on some of the seams where the shingles had been worn away by the extra water off the dormer. But I had one time when it leaked after I did this but for the past 6 months nothing. Plan is a new roof.
 
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Old 02-23-14, 05:08 AM
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I was covering my bases with the tar
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Old 02-23-14, 05:11 AM
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Since it only leaked once in 6 months and you intend to reroof when the weather gets better, I'd be inclined to finish the drywall work .... should make mama happy and your life easier
 
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Old 02-23-14, 05:30 AM
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Make the wall patch all one piece.
 
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Old 02-23-14, 07:21 AM
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Any reason to not use the mold resistant drywall?
 
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Old 02-23-14, 09:43 AM
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You can use most any drywall as long as the thickness is the same as the existing. I usually use whatever I have on hand or is readily available
 
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