Ridge At Drywall Seam

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Old 09-23-17, 08:47 AM
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Ridge At Drywall Seam

Hey gang...

We bought a fixer-upper and I have an issue with previous work in the basement. The drywall was put up with out beveled edges and there is a peak at the seam. Without replacing the existing sheets, how can I repair this problem?







I appreciate your thoughts and comments.
 
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Old 09-23-17, 09:12 AM
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It looks like it isn't taped. You should be able to simply tape and finish mudding it.
 
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Old 09-23-17, 09:14 AM
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I' m not an expert on drywall but have done a fair amount of taping and mudding. I would cut a small V-groove (about 1/4 inch deep) along the seam, to get rid of the ridge, tape it and mud over it with two or three light coats of joint compound feathered out to about 4 inches on each side.
 
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Old 09-23-17, 09:31 AM
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While it's ok to scrape off any excess mud I wouldn't go too deep, you don't want to cut into the drywall/gypsum. As SS stated you'll need to tape the crack and then feather the mud [multiple coats] out far enough to make it look nice.
 
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Old 09-24-17, 06:10 AM
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I'll give it a go, thanks!
 
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