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Old 11-19-2022, 11:54 AM
 
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Surprised to open the curtain to the water heater cubicle and find this ugly mess. The ceiling exposed is like sheet rock with the textured (popcorn) finish. Looking for cheapest and easy ways to resolve this. I was thinking get a new sheet and cut to match the holes and cover it all up with another layer of sheet rock.
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Old 11-19-2022, 03:34 PM
 
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If you're doing new sheetrock, you might as well rip out the old sheet and just put a new one up. The demo is a tiny part of that job, so there's no reason to avoid it.
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Old 11-19-2022, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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If it’s just a mechanical closet- I wouldn’t be concerned about the esthetics.

I’d be more concerned about just patching the hole(s) to the left in pic; AND- the incorrect flue pipe through the ceiling and it’s missing the collar.
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Old 11-20-2022, 01:16 PM
 
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Use a drywall patch piece to fill the hole and the spackle over it. I wouldn't worry about sanding and matching the popcorn finish, just patch to prevent drafts and rodents and bugs:http://https://www.homedepot.com/p/W...7-HD/100403177
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Old 11-20-2022, 04:30 PM
 
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If it’s just a mechanical closet- I wouldn’t be concerned about the esthetics.
I’d be more concerned about just patching the hole(s) to the left in pic; AND- the incorrect flue pipe through the ceiling and it’s missing the collar.
What type collar do you suggest?

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Old 11-20-2022, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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What type collar do you suggest?

The code compliant type-
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:05 PM
 
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Use a drywall patch piece to fill the hole and the spackle over it. I wouldn't worry about sanding and matching the popcorn finish, just patch to prevent drafts and rodents and bugs:http://https://www.homedepot.com/p/W...7-HD/100403177
The hole is 12 inches wide so we may get a 1/2 x 23 x 23 piece of drywall and cut to fit and put in place with lag bolts and then put a 12x12 patch on top of that.
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Old 11-21-2022, 10:49 PM
 
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I'd probably cut 2 pieces of sheet rock, then cut half the flue diameter into each half. Then install the proper collar on the flue, and fit the sheet rock around the collar. Dry wall screws, some "faux" acoustic ceiling repair stuff, then paint it bright white.
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Old 11-22-2022, 08:46 AM
 
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The hole is 12 inches wide so we may get a 1/2 x 23 x 23 piece of drywall and cut to fit and put in place with lag bolts and then put a 12x12 patch on top of that.
Lag bolts is a bit overkill. A few 2" drywall screws is all you need.
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Old 11-22-2022, 08:51 AM
 
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I'd probably cut 2 pieces of sheet rock, then cut half the flue diameter into each half. Then install the proper collar on the flue, and fit the sheet rock around the collar.
The 12 inch wide area is on the left in the photo.

For the flue I have an 8.75 x 8.75 collar which exceeds the diameter of the area around the flue and will work well.
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