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footwedgeMay 24, 2011

I just finished running the electric adding 2 switches and moving a receptacle. I patched these areas with small pieces of drywall screwing to scabbed 2x4s. These areas are within the backsplash which will be tiled.

Do I need to finish these patches as normally required or can I leave as is because of the tile?

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I would at least put fiber tape over the seams and a coat of durobond, also you should not tile over new drywall. Paint first.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 1:59PM
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Thanks 92, have you ever seen where the seams were not taped and coated and the tile cracked? Just curious.

I messed up and set all my remodel boxes with the wires pulled through trying to get the electrical inspected. Now I will have to mud around them or remove them and mud. Thinking it would be much easier to remove them. It's just a little time consuming.

Why is everything easier the 2nd time around?

    Bookmark   May 26, 2011 at 8:10AM
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