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Old 12-02-2017, 04:58 PM  
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Default How do I fix this kind of drywall problem?

The moulding will be removed and the ceiling tile is removed for another reason. I know how to do drywall patches, but there's nothing to anchor to here.


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I'd enlarge the hole to the side of the next stud, then attach a short 2 X 4 to the side of the stud so you have something to screw to.
An oscillating saw will make a nice neat cut if you take the time to mark out nice straight lines.


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Cut the drywall in the center of the stud on the right, measure to the stud on the left, add 3/4" and cut the drywall there, on the bottom insert a piece of at least 1X3 as backing. Screw both the existing and patch piece of drywall to the backing.
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Cut the drywall in the center of the stud on the right, measure to the stud on the left, add 3/4" and cut the drywall there, on the bottom insert a piece of at least 1X3 as backing. Screw both the existing and patch piece of drywall to the backing.
How do I secure the 1x3 horizontal backing to both vertical studs? Obviously with screws, but I just can't picture it.

Also, do I use tape for these kinds of patches? Or is that just for joining whole sheets?

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You do not need to attach the 1X too the studs, the drywall is rigid enough.

Yes, tape on these and all similar joints.
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You do not need to attach the 1X too the studs, the drywall is rigid enough.

Yes, tape on these and all similar joints.
Okay thanks.
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Any tips on fixing this drywall hole that is slightly off the center of the light?
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I would cut out a 2 ft sq and try it again. If you were good at geometry you could cut it off center so you could just turn the piece and screw it up.
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Or, if the circumference of the fixture is large enough to cover it, install the fixture.
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Or, I can teach you how to do a butterfly patch, saving time and material.


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