I have a hole in my dry wall due to a leak in my roof. As it is a simple
repair I decided to repair it myself instead of contacting some 'house
(http://www.house-repair.net/carpentry/drywall-repair.htm ) .
But now I am in trouble, first I removed the wallpaper halfway down.
Then When removing plastic board it came off. So I need help on what to
do next. The plastic board came off on the area. How can I fix this
1. Cut a rectangular hole up to the nearest studs on each side. Cut
along the studs and remove the rectangular piece of drywall with the
hole in it.
2. Fasten pieces of spruce 2X2 lumber to the studs on each side of the
hole using an X-tra long 1/8 inch drill bit and 3 inch long drywall
screws. Counter-sink the screw holes with a counter sinking bit to
better accomodate the trumpet heads of the drywall screws.
3. Cut a piece of drywall to fit the rectangular hole.
4. Fasten the drywall patch to the 2X2's with 1 5/8 inch drywall
5. Stick self adhesive fiberglass mesh drywall tape to the wall over
each of the joints. Don't overlap the tape at the corners. Center each
piece of tape over the joint between the patch and the original
6. Fill the joints of the repair with All Purpose drywall joint
7. Apply All Purpose drywall joint compound to the joints around the
patch and after each application of joint compound has dried, sand the
joint compound down with a 220 grit sanding screen. Repeat this step as
many times as necessary to get the joints around the repair patch
8. Once the repair looks smooth, prime and paint.
If this is a serious inquiry, it would probably help if you could post a
photo or two so people here could understand what you have there and what
you are asking.
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This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.
Pretty funny. I didn't notice that my posts now contain that. I just
recently started using Avast -- the free version. I mostly don't like it,
but I haven't figured out another free antivirus program to use yet. I use
to use MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials), but I am still using Windows XP
on this computer, and when I was having a computer problem recently I
uninstalled MSE. Now I can't re-install MSE because Microsoft ended suppor
for Windows XP and won't allow me to re-install MSE now.
I just tried to see if I can turn off the email scanning and the automatic
blurb from them, but I don't think I was successful at doing that -- so the
blurb will probably appear again.
And, as I am sure you guessed by now, I have no affiliation with Avast othe
than that I use the free version of their antivirus and they hijacked my
computer and now post their ad line at the end of my messages.
This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protec
tion is active.
Thanks again. I just checked that out. MS no longer allows new installs of
MSE through its website for XP computers, but it is still updating MSE if it
is already on an XP computer.
However, one line in that article said that third party providers may still
have the MSE install file for XP computers. I just went to filehippo.com
and found it there, and I just downloaded and installed MSE back on to my XP
computer. Success! Thanks!
I am disabling Avast! for now and will stick with MSE not that I have it
back on my XP computer.
Yes, I'm glad that it worked too. Thanks again.
One additional comment is that I discovered that if I try to get the latest
antivirus file update for MSE, it won't do it unless I have my computer set
to "Automatic Updates". Fortunately, I had read about that somewhere else
so I knew to change my settings to automatic update when the MSE update
wouldn't work. That's a little ironic because MS no longer provides updates
for Windows XP. But, since MSE is a Microsoft program, it requires
automatic updates to be turned on for me to be able to get the latest MSE
antivirus update file. So, I now just turn on automatic updates when I want
to update MSE, do the MSE update, then turn automatic updates back off.
Interesting. I tried the manual update and it worked.
Then I also tried opening MSE and clicking on "Update" and that worked too
even though I have automatic updates turned off.
So, all seems well, and I no longer have Avast! on this computer and I am
just using MSE.
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