Ceiling Crack Repair

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Old 10-29-16, 03:14 PM
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Ceiling Crack Repair

Have water damage to a ceiling and am patching. In the photo, you can see I've cut away the worst of the damage, and will affix a section of drywall to fill that in. My question concerns the slight crack that can be seen extending into the distance, which is along the joint between sheets of drywall.

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Originally, I planned to continue cutting away the current drywall a few inches on either side of the crack and patch with a new piece. But now I'm wondering if I could just cut in a V-notch along the crack and fill with setting compound. If I went that route, would I really need to then tape the length of the crack, or could I get away with not doing that? I think I know the answer, but would just like to hear some opinions on this repair before I proceed any further. Thanks.
 
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Old 10-29-16, 03:17 PM
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It looks like that crack is on an angle and not a joint between 2 sheets of drywall. If it is indeed a joint it's best to remove the tape and redo. If it's not at a joint and drywall is solid - your proposed fix should work.
 
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Old 10-29-16, 04:57 PM
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It does look angled, doesn't it? Must be the angle of the photo. It really is along a drywall seam, so I will work at removing the tape and then retaping. Thanks for your reply.
 
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