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Improperly installed drywall - no tape used between sheets

8 years ago

So for some bizarre reason a previous owner apparently cut out an entire section of drywall just below a window, but left about a 3" high section of the old drywall all the way along right under said window - and then did not use drywall tape to meld the new drywall to the old.

So there is a CLEARLY visible crack where you can see the rough edges of the "new" drywall that doesn't mate with the old stuff. And yeah, they painted over this and called it good.

How to fix this now? Would the tape they sell for fixing corners be of some use here? I'm no drywall maven. I can repair nail holes and even largish holes in the wall but that is about the extent of my drywall skill set.

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