Cutting an Opening in Drywall on a Seam

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Old 07-05-19, 03:32 PM
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Cutting an Opening in Drywall on a Seam

I have to access some pipes that are behind a drywall ceiling. The position of the pipes will require me to cut an opening across the seam of two pieces of the ceiling drywall as shown in this diagram.

Is opening the ceiling along a seam going to be an issue? Or, more importantly, will patching the ceiling along the seam be a problem once I am finished with the plumbing fix? Any advice would be appreciated.

 
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Old 07-05-19, 04:35 PM
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Nope. You can just lay some 1x4 on top of the drywall and seam it back together by putting screws in both sides.
 
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Old 07-05-19, 06:17 PM
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The mud joint is the same as the drywall so there should be no difference.
 
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I agree, no problem. You can use most any dimension of wood screwed behind the drywall. Besides 1x4s I've used 1x2s and even strips of plywood - basically whatever is handy and will work.
 
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