|Fig.1 Wet ceiling |
from leaking copper pipe
Supplies and Tools:
500-watt lamps (3)
Drywall 36 inch by 36 inch
Drywall sander (manual)
Drywall screws coarse 1-1/4 inch
Gloves (protect hands)
Joint Compound Fast set 20 minutes
Ladder 6 feet
Wall tape (paper)
Mr. Johnson lives in Norco, California. He had called a plumber to repair a leaking copper pipe. The damaged pipe had been leaking for a long time and the entire ceiling was wet and soggy. The local plumber punctured the ceiling just enough to repair the copper pipe and the ABS sewage pipe. Two pipes were leaking, the copper pressure tee pipe, and an ABS drain pipe. The copper pressure tee pipe was replaced and soldered. The ABS pipe was not glued in place and was loose at the union. The plumber managed to pull it apart and insert ABS cement inside the pipe. This pipe was not under pressure like the copper pipe so repairs were easier. Mr. Johnson called my repair service to repair and paint his dining room ceiling. The catch was the job had to be done in one day because the family was leaving to New Mexico the next day.
This post shows the nine steps to quickly repair the dining room ceiling.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows a little hole in the dining ceiling were the plumber did all of his repairs.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows a close up of the copper tee that was repaired. Fig.3 through fig.6 shows the wood studs that will be used to pull up the ceiling.
|Fig.2 Copper tee|
|Fig.3 Wood studs|
|Fig.4 Another ceiling view|
|Fig.5 Cutting the corner|
|Fig.6 Ceiling is apart|
from the wood stud
Step 3: Fig.7 and fig.8 shows the tools for this job. Fig.7 shows painter's tarp placed on the floor to cover the dining room tile. Fig.8 shows a joint compound, yellow mud pan, drywall knives and sanding screens required for this job.
Note: To make the joint compound dry faster use Westpac Fast Set 20 Lite Setting joint compound. This compound dries hard in 20 minutes.
|Fig.7 Tarp the floor|
|Fig.8 Joint compound, |
texture and tools
|Fig.9 Cuting the |
|Fig.10 Cut the black line|
|Fig.11 New wallboard |
secured to ceiling
Step 5: Fig.11 shows the wallboard (drywall) has been placed into the ceiling area. Many 1-1/4 inch coarse drywall screws were used to secure the wet drywall to the ceiling studs.
Step 6: Fig.12 and fig.13 the wall has been patched and now is drying.
Note: Using three 500-watts lamp baked the ceiling patch.
|Fig.12 Wall tape was |
used on all edges
|Fig.13 Patch is drying|
now needs sanding
|Fig.14 Load up the ceiling|
|Fig.15 Flatten the joint |
compound using a wall knife
|Fig.16 Patch is drying|
|Fig.17 Wear gloves |
lime irritates the skin
|Fig.18 Hand sander|
|Fig.19 Pole Sander|
How To Repair a Dining Room Ceiling Leak:
- Part 1 of 2 - Ceiling Repair
- Part 2 of 2 - Priming and Painting
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