Gap between ceiling and wall


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Old 05-10-12, 10:55 PM
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Gap between ceiling and wall

Hi everyone,

I have a gap between a drywall ceiling and a tiled shower wall. The shower was just tiled and the drywall was simply cut out too far. This gap is about 34.5" long and 1/2" wide in the widest parts. Here are some photos - one of the entire gap and a couple close ups. My plan is to cut off more of this drywall and add a new piece of drywall, wide enough to not break. Is this the right approach? If yes, then what should be the minimum width of this new strip of drywall? Thanks for your help!

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Old 05-11-12, 05:03 AM
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Welcome to the forums Alex!

Since there is wood behind the crack, I'd be tempted to fill the void with a setting compound like durabond and after the mud has set, flat tape it. Another coat or two of mud, sand, prime, caulk and paint.
 
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Old 05-22-12, 10:14 AM
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"If It's worth doing, it's worth overdoing" . . .

I would agree with your line of thought _Alex_
It's possible that someone tried to merely fill it, and it fell out. It's also possible that the board you see only goes to that stud and may not be attached to anything. Is there movement there _Alex_ ? If you open it up you'll see exactly where the studs are, sister and secure the new board. I do agree with the moderators advise of useing caulk before paint. Since these areas are more susceptible to moisture the caulk provides some extra insurance against cracks.
It's hard to tell from the pics... Is that a plastered ceiling? Perhaps the wall was put up at another time? If this area were all done at once in plaster, there would be cornerights, which is like a metal lathe for angles.
 
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Old 05-22-12, 01:34 PM
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It's possible that someone tried to merely fill it, and it fell out.
No one has filled this. It was just a poor sheetrock job.

Is that a plastered ceiling
Sheetrock.
 
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Half of communication . . . .

. . . and your point is ?
 
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Old 05-23-12, 02:57 AM
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My point is the sheetrock job was done poorly, and should either be patched like Marksr said, or replaced in it's entirety. The ceiling sheetrock should have rested on the wall sheetrock, anyway.
 
 

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