Drywall question

No insulation behind the drywall joint . cold draft on back side of drywall,warm air on in side, condensation will lift the tape.

Is this the same home with the diagonal crack at the door way?
The reason I am asking, the popcorn textured ceiling is very similar.

If it is, this symptom, tape failure at wall ceiling intersection, could be in direct correlation with the diagonal drywall crack. If so, one more reason to refer a SE.

If not, could be drying out plaster, normal expansion and contraction leading to tape failure. If so. Refer a dry wall repair contractor. Minor defect. Typical maintenance item.

Yes it is Robert. What is an SE?

Structural Engineer.
Don’t hesitate to call out SE when required.
Typically/Usually/Normally ><$500.00 for a structural evaluation.

Seen it many times it is a moisture problem (Condensation) as i said earlier. From the pic it is obvious that it is drywall not plaster.

My Mistake. Tape joint compound. Ops.
I used plaster of Paris to make hot mud. Glazed walls as well.
Not saying it isn’t but, Moisture would leave staining.

I use the duraspin as well but I have only done one house. It seems like the screws are a little more expensive using the duraspin though? They are almost 15 bucks a bucket at home depot here and that is the only place that sells them. I had the battery powered one for about a day until it fell off the ladder and started making some noises. The ac model is a lot faster though that is for sure. The thing is that I have never seen anyone else use them besides me and my buddy.

I have new socks on today

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What a coincidence, so do I.

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What happen to the last pair, did you wear them out or just did not want to wash them? LOL

Prolly getting too ‘crusty’ (inside)!! :astonished: :astonished:

he farted and shit his pants and used his socks to wipe his butt. :grinning:

That’s all over Florida. Seam tape fail.

When the crustiness wears off & they won’t stand up by themselves I change 'em.
I go thru about 4 pairs a year

They’re standing in the corner with the other laundry.

That reminds me of a snow storm back in 1978. I was in town and it started to snow and the radio said storm on the way from the nw and I was driving a 2 wheel drive chevy panel truck and I lived 15 miles out on the peninsula that separates our two bays of water.

I started for home as the radio was awash with “Big storm coming”. The further I drove the deeper it got and I was cruising through drifts getting deeper and deeper.

The one hill was coming up and I knew it, so I floored it and was almost to the top when some yahoo left his car abandoned in my lane without any light flashing.

Well, I saw it just in time to swerve and take the brunt of it on my left front. It pushed the fender into the tire and I was there.

I surveyed the situation and pulled my fender out so I could roll and backed up and into the first driveway on my side. I asked it I could leave my vehicle there until tomorrow and headed for my friends house about 2 miles away as it was getting dark.

They greeted me and invited me to spend the night there with dinner and a nice warm robe and bed.

When I took my pants off, I literally stood them in the corner by themselves, they were so frozen. We crammed everything into the washer and then the dryer and in the morning I was good to go back and get my vehicle after a good breakfast and plowed roads.

I was a happy camper, especially the I saw my brothers 3/4 ton 4x4 in the ditch with only the roof and part of these door showing. The county plow guy was helping him pull it out with a big chain.

Fond memories. LOL


Date of building please.

Observation: Seam/tape failure at the ceiling - wall intersection. Popcorn ceiling/ stipple ceiling finish.
*Note: Prior the 1980’s vermiculite was used as a texture ingredient during stipple finishing. Recommends having the surface tested by a professional for asbestos if the home was erected prior the early 1980’s.
Referrer to a licensed plaster contactor.
Refer any recommendations provided.