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The attic of my house is unfinished. My son accidentally fell to the filing and caused the garage ceiling broken.

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Can you advise me how to repair this?

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Pricing and contractor questions are off topic here so I've removed that from the question. See what topics can I ask about here for more details. –  BMitch Nov 14 '13 at 4:23
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If you don't care about having a completely finished appearance then you can just buy a sheet of drywall and cut it to size to fit the hole. Make the hole bigger first using a utility knife or a drywall saw so that the edges are nice and square. And make the whole process easier on yourself by making the hole a rectangle. Screw it in with coarse thread drywall screws.

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I you could have any link, it would be great. I am not sure to repair from garage or ceiling. –  Love Nov 14 '13 at 0:10
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If the hole is in the garage ceiling you may be required to use fire resistant materials. –  mikes Nov 14 '13 at 2:01
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Here is a How-To link that shows a lot of the basics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQxGpcGGBk0

longneck mentioned all the process, the video will show the same, as well as some tips on taping. Also as mikes mentioned, the garage is typically done in a fire resistant (fire code) sheet rock which usually 5/8" thick, though sometimes 1/2' will be used. Check the thickness of a cut edge at the repair area or scrap that was removed. If you do it yourself, the materials will be under $50 US, probably closer to $30 Check out some of the other drywall repair videos on Youtube, there is always more than one way to tackle the same problem.

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I would:

  1. Clean out the hole and all the broken drywall.

  2. Use drywall screws and screw 2 or 3 cross pieces of strapping across the back side of the hole.

  3. Then you can cut a new piece of drywall and fit it to the hole and you have something to screw it to.

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