repair near an inside corner


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Old 03-01-17, 06:14 AM
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repair near an inside corner

I have a 16" section of wall that needs to be repaired. The right-hand side goes to the door frame, so I will just cut the remaining four inches out. The other side can either be screwed into a stud about one inch from the other wall to lay tape flat, or I can bring it all the way to the other wall and do an inside corner.

Any suggestions on the better/easier way?
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Old 03-01-17, 06:18 AM
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Might be easier to scab a 2x2 unto the corner stud. If you don't want to cut back to the door [might involve removing the casing] you can screw a 1x2, 2x2 or whatever [longer than the hole] into the drywall above/below the hole and secure the drywall to it.
 
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Old 03-01-17, 07:13 AM
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It is easier to flat tape one side of an inside corner than it is to tape both sides of an inside corner. Adding 2x2 if needed makes good sense. If you go all the way to the door, you should remove the food trim first to get the edge of the drywall completely behind the trim.
 
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Old 03-01-17, 07:33 AM
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Door trim is already removed, so the door side is easy. Guess I could have taken the photo from farther back to reflect that.

I completely forgot about the additional 2x4 option. Now I feel really foolish about cutting the sheet rock back as far as I did. But, what's done is done. Since I'm already that close to the corner, I think I'll just straighten out that cut and screw into the stud that's there.

Thanks for the advice.
 
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You'll want to use a 2x2, a 2x4 would pinch your electrical line
 
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Old 03-01-17, 07:53 AM
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I'd remove the line and staple it after. Damn lines are why I had to tear such a large hole anyway.

One final question (I assume it's final). Can/should I used the beveled edge of sheet rock when putting up a patch (or even a full side like this) or should I use a "flat" edge>
 
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Old 03-01-17, 08:12 AM
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Flat edges. The bevel doesn't really gain you anything here. If you were to use a bevel edge somewhere, do it along the corner.
 
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Old 03-01-17, 08:25 AM
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Great. Thank you. (since I need more letters to post, I'll thank you a second time)
 
 

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