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Old 08-29-2017, 09:14 AM   #1
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How In The World Do I Fill This One Up?!


Hi everyone!
Had to remove a wall in an old lath&plaster house. the gaps are quite big to say the least. The one in the picture going to be under the backslash and cabinets but other spots will be exposed...

I was thinking filling with thinset mortar (tile adheseve) since it seems stronger than setting compound and then mud over it. How about foam?

I would really appreciate some advise. Thanks!
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:19 AM   #2
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Drywall strips, durabond, easysand, etc.

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Really? This is a question you need to ask? Why would you use foam?

Anyway, fill it with drywall, mud, tape, skim and sand. Easy.

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Just rip out that section on the left. Pad out stud and hang new board to plane out. It will be easier in the long run.


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Like was already said, add drywall board until flush or just shy of flush, then paper tape and fill with quick set (easy sand or equivalent)
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1/2" + 1/4"?


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Fill the void with dw and apply Fiba Fuse Fabric

The first one is the newer product --- like spun fiberglass - like Fiba Fuse dw tape. This is an excellent product..

The second is more like conventional fiberglass mesh.




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How do the old sayings go?

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I prefer "there are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots"

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You already have your answer. #2. It will work.

As for foam, I see foam used for holes when there is skim coat plaster applied. It works. You can fill up old outlets, old light fixtures, anywhere there isn't any board and you want to fill the hole.

Here is why you can't use it on drywall. You fill the hole foam. Hopefully window and door foam. It doesn't expand as much. You wait a day, then trim off the excess. Cover it with tape. Preferably fibafuse and not mesh, but that may be a personal opinion. Tape and finish just like any other patch. Everything looks perfect.

Then, a week later, you notice a slight bulge in the drywall, the exact same shape as where you put foam. The foam isn't dry in 1 day. It feels dry. It looks dry. It's not. The foam has continued to expand for the last week. A small amount, less than 1/8", but it has expanded and caused a bulge in the drywall. Then you tear it out and re-do it.

It works under skim coat plaster (veneer plaster) because the plaster is harder and won't bulge.

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