05:49AM | 12/28/03
Member Since: 12/27/03
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Howdy. Just found this board and was wondering if you might be able to help me out. The ceilings in my den, Ranch home built in 1977 are cracking along the joints and I'm getting quite a few nail pops. The ceiling and walls in the den as well as the rest of the home are plaster. Since I'm going to be starting a remodel of this room and the adjoining kitchen anyway I've considered covering the existing ceiling with another layer of plasterboard and just having it replastered, possibly running the new board in the opposite direction or at least ofsetting the new joints from the old. Is this a good approach as far as eliminating these cracks and nail pops? I'm afraid that simply removing the old tape, retaping and replastering will allow the problem to come back later on. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. TIA


06:03PM | 12/29/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
You need a pro plasterer to check out why this is separating. It could be that the ceiling joists werre undersized to start with and have begun to sag over the years. Adding the weight of another layer will only make it worse.
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