By mistake I stepped on the attic floor while working in the attic. Now
several nails have popped out from the ceiling drywall. Could somebody
tell me what's the right way to repair it?
I thought about hammering them back in and spackling over them, but I'm
not sure if new/extra nails are neeeded. Does anyone know if ceiling
drywalls are normally screwed directly to the joists or if there are
woodboards between them? (I guess I could get into the attic again to
find out but it's pain to get in there.)
Hammer them back in, apply some additional nails or screws, and
spackle them. (DO NOT go in the attic again, unless you are
completely sober :) Then take some 16 inch wide (or wider) pieces of
at least 5/8" thick plywood up there for walking on. The 1.5" edges
of 2x6's are NOT wide enough to walk on. You sound like an accident
waiting to happen).....
OK, I'll be honest and fess up.........
When I was about 20 years old, I went into the attic of the duplex
where I was living. I lived downstairs and there were other tenants
in the upper apartment. I was rather intoxicated when I decided to go
into the attic and hunt for "treasures". There were no walk boards.
I tried to walk on the narrow edges of the 2x4's. Yep, that's when I
slipped..... Not only did I puncture the plaster ceiling (old lath
and plaster), I fell thru, landing on top of the upper tenants console
tv set. The tenants were laying on the couch naked, in the middle of
having sex, about 5 feet from where I fell, and they were all covered
with plaster and pieces of laths. They were not at all pleased when I
(literally) "Dropped In" for a visit. and were even more pissed when
their tv was all busted up (but still working). I was not too happy
either, since I got all cut up on the trip thru the ceiling. The
landlord was even more angered, He just mumbled and nailed a piece of
plywood over the hole, and painted it. (I think he was laughing too,
but would not admit it, since I told him the truth of my mishap).
However, this later became the house joke and as long as both of us
tenants lived in that house there were constant jokes and remarks
about that event.
35 years later, it's still kind of funny !!!!
OK, I fessed up !!!! <LOL>
This thread got me remembering this crazy adventure, and I had to
share. It's one of those things I will never forget, and while it was
not too funny at that time, I really do find it rather funny now. I
will never forget the look on those people's faces when I just
"dropped in". Totally ruined their sex for that night !!!
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