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Old 07-23-2014, 09:03 PM  
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Fine for small holes but with this size of hole, aloit of filling and waiting with no structure



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Old 07-26-2014, 04:59 PM  
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Why would you want to patch a hole that size with cardboard when you can do it right with drywall and quicker ?Piece of drywall to fit the hole,some mud and a little texture and your done.



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Sooooo, I did this a few weeks ago, not PERFECT but we'll see how the deposit check looks.....if there's one at all (hooooppefully not ADDED charges) I figure there's always plausible deniability.








With a strong light (it's in the hallway) you can definitely see some edges. This is due to me kind of ghettoing the drywall piece to be flush by taping some layers of thinner cardboard behind the piece, up against the left and right lips of the studs (can't see the right stud in the picture). Looks like I overdid it in the upper left, and the opposite in a few other areas.

Also, I ended up taking the special tape off. It refused to stay on, even with the compound behind and on top, and I figured I could just apply more and sand it smooth, or even use spackle.

All in all, I think "OK" job for a first time, but if this was my home, I'd redo it. And it would probably go 5 times faster, haha.

Actually, that texture aerosol spray ended up making it blend better than I thought. Was surprised at the effectiveness of that stuff.

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Old 09-12-2014, 05:15 AM  
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As much as I'd like to give you an attaboy, in a few weeks or less you'll see it crack. You should of used wood, instead of cardboard, sistered onto the studs to screw, or nail, that replacement piece of sheetrock. You also should of fastened the edges of the existing on those studs. Doing that stabilizes the joint between the new and old.
Joint compound and taping covers and helps to prevent cracks from forming.
You have doors on both side of your patch and opening and closing them will stress the wall and speed up the failure of your patch job.

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Noted.

Well, like I said, so long as it lasts for a while.

That reminds me, I'm going to call my apartment office and check on that deposit.

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Old 09-12-2014, 06:14 PM  
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I think it looks pretty good for a first time out. Maybe you'll have some cracks and maybe you'll have a chance to redo it if your GF sets you off again. Be sure to hit the same spot. And DEFINITELY do not pull a "Ray Rice".



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