Tear on hollow dry wall

Old 01-18-20, 11:39 AM
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Tear on hollow dry wall

Drywall got torn due to the weight of curtain, its hanging metal bar, and the metal bracket over time. This happened about 2 years ago, and I managed to repair it with joint compound and drywall repair tape. What I did was to cut out the tear, and put joint compound in the hole from tear (the drywall is kind of hollow inside the wall with some insulation meshing materials, and is not solid all the way in), and then put on the repair tape, and put more compound on the top of the tape, and then scrubbed it to make it as even as possible, and it held for about 2 years, and it got torn again. What would be the smartest way to fix this kind of tear of drywall? Your advises will be appreciated.
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Old 01-18-20, 11:56 AM
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Your problem is that the drywall itself is not strong enough to hold the rod, you should, if possible, move the mounting brackets onto a stud so there is sufficient strength.

Once you do that then you can repair the damage as you did before and not have to worry about it happening again!
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I agree! the weight of a curtain mandates that the rod be screwed into wood.

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