someone bodged it

Postby nigelivey » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:22 pm

Hi all

just bought a house and the ceiling has been suspended on metal rails from old timbers. It has then been plasterboarded but the end joints not staggered hence cracks across the roof every 2400. any ideas on how to stop them without ripping sections out and re-boarding? thanks
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Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:50 pm

Try taping the joins and re-plastering, if this doesn't work overboard the existing and replaster.
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Postby nigelivey » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:12 pm

was dreading someone suggested that! magnets to locate the metal rail and the mrs fuming!!!
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Postby trand » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:38 pm

as stoneboy says, but I would cut the joints out first, fill them, then scrim and re-plaster
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