ceiling repair

Old 06-24-03, 10:58 PM
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I removed our fireplace and am in the process of repairing the hole in the roof where the chimney was. After hanging the sheetrock to cover the exposed roof beams, should I use sheetrock tape over the gaps or just fill it in with mud?

Old 06-25-03, 03:48 PM
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Use tape to bridge the seams in the sheetrock to keep it from cracking. The self-sticking mesh tape is convenient because you can skip the step where you bed the tape.

Here's some info on drywall and taping and repair.


Old 06-25-03, 04:31 PM
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if the gaps are wide ie: 1/8" fill with mud let dry then bed paper tape in fresh mud and squeeze out excess apply two more coats of mud to finnish.

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