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repairing water damaged sheetrock

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Hey all,
I just found this app and its at the same time amazing and intimidating. You think you know so much but there is always another way or at least another idea.
Which leads me to my question.
I am contracted to repair two emergancy staircases in a 9 story building that where damaged by a frozen pipe exploding on the roof. The sheet rock is flaking of and was moist in some areas and has since dried. Do I need to replace the rock or can I scrape, tape and prime with maybe a killz type primer?
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Hmm interesting, I haven't thought of it that way. I was thinking if replacing the areas that appear the worst on the surface. At what point do you replace the rock to prevent mold?
Yeah I have been thinking researching a lot about wet sheetrock. In that research I came across bending sheetrock. Thats where my questions started about how wet it could get before mold, thanks for mentioning ventilation.
And did you mean to say mud "can't" get wet? I could scrape it down to paper prime then tape.
I am trying to avoid cutting out to many areas its so many little areas I think my tapers can scrape and prime everything in a day or two and spen the next 3 days taping and polishing.
Thanks for the input you guys are really helping me out. I love this app!
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