Circular lumps/cracks in ceiling... ??

frenzyyJuly 31, 2009

I have some circular cracks/lumps appearing n the ceiling near a wall. They are appearing in a straight line and are about a quarter in size. I've taken a photo of the 2 most prominent ones:

Does anyone know why this is happening?


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Those are "nail pops", when drying and temp changes act to drive the drywall nail back out of the wood framing. Generally, you have to fix and repaint. I usually drive another nail ( a ring-shank masonite nail) so the heads overlap; the new nail holds in the old one.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2009 at 7:44PM
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In a professional installation drywall would not be attached to the ceiling within a foot of a wall. The wall board would be pushed up to trap the ceiling board so the ceiling board could move without causing finish problems.

Just remove the nails and patch the holes.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 10:20AM
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