How do you patch hole in ceiling?
There was a water leak caused by a previous remodel where a nail punctured a capped heating pipe. When we did work on the house it jiggled the pipe and broke the seal. Anyway the contractor needed to open up the ceiling a bit to figure it all out. It is probably 8" wide in spots and irregularly shaped. The contractor should be coming by at some point but I was thinking of doing it myself because I am sick of looking at it as we eat dinner every night. It appears that the ceiling is drywall with joint compound over it. There is no insulation in the ceiling. How do I plug the hole securely?