How to Repair a Cracked Drywall Ceiling - This Old House

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This Old House"] general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a damaged ceiling. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH7tvQy7ywI&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_xoUV70ylQstbsgu8-nUta&index=1

How to Mark for Electrical Boxes When Hanging Drywall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxjmpXrYohI&index=28&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV

How to Repair Squeaky Wood Floors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iAseVZZKlY&index=19&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV

How to Install a Sliding Glass Door: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV8nBPWWZD0&index=20&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV

Shopping List for Repairing a Cracked Drywall Ceiling:
- 5/8-inch plywood
- 2x4
- construction adhesive
- wood shims
- 2-inch-wide painter's tape
- fiberglass mesh tape
- joint compound
- 1 1/4-inch drywall screws

Tools for Repairing a Cracked Drywall Ceiling:
- drill/driver, fitted with 3/16-inch-diameter drill bit and 1-inch diameter spade bit
- drywall tip, for driving drywall screws to precisely the right depth
- hammer
- caulk gun
- utility knife
- flat trowel and plaster hawk

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