Help repairing wall over old chimney


Old 03-27-17, 08:15 PM
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Help repairing wall over old chimney

So, I mounted a TV in an old chimney covered up by our wall in our house. Accidentally bumped into it one morning, and it fell off. Here's how it looks.

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I had some friends telling me something about multiple layers of mesh and joint compound.

I need a step-by-step guide to fix. Not super handy. But can follow directions. Should be easy from there.

Appreciate your help,

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Old 03-27-17, 11:17 PM
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It's hard to tell from the pictures what is actually happening there.
We can see 2 "breaks" in the top picture but it's hard to tell what the problem is.

It appears something is boxed out there. It looks like a duct but you say it's a chimney.
You bumped into the TV you had mounted there and it fell off the wall.

How was it mounted ?
How big was the TV and do you want to rehang it there ?
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I agree, hard to picture how someone would have even tried to mount a TV there.
Just want to patch the flaws a simple filling with Easy sand drywall compound, sand when dry, apply a second coat, sand again.
Wipe off to get rid of the dust, prime and two coats of paint.
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I agree with using a setting compound to make the repair. Regular joint compound will work but will take longer and won't be as strong.
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