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Remodeling living room finding that ceiling drywall has

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remodeling living room finding that ceiling drywall has "popped out of its screws" and is drooping down in the same area but in all 3 of the 4x12 sections. When I push up on it it flexes. Can I just jack and prop all the sections up with a long sturdy 2x12 piece of wood, then screw it back to the joists above? Any tips would be appreciated.
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 13 days ago.

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Yes you can just prop it back into place then refasten it with drywall screws no further that 12" apart. If you want to avoid a recurrence then you have to take measures to not sink the screws too deep. This can be done with a drywall screw gun or even a phillips bit with a depth collar made just for this purpose.

Expert:  Rick replied 13 days ago.

Here's what the bit looks like

Expert:  Rick replied 11 days ago.

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