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Are the battens on mobile home/modular homes necessary?

As the comments show I have pulled battens mudded and taped over but I then shot the entire room and did a heavy knock down type of texture to help hide the slight bumps from the tape. The video link ...
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Identify this wall texture please. Thanks!

I have seen this done with what I call a plaster brush. Marshalltown (no affiliation) makes the one shown below. Soft bristles that can be loaded with thinned down mud and applied by hitting it flat ...
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Blinds Side Mount Bracket Ripped out of Top Window Frame. Drywall too damage to reattach without reinforcing. Help

Five things: First, secure the corner bead (corner bead nails are conventional, screws will distort the bead if you don’t practice). Either way, use plenty of fasteners to hold the corner bead down — ...
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Blinds Side Mount Bracket Ripped out of Top Window Frame. Drywall too damage to reattach without reinforcing. Help

There should be wood up above the drywall there (to support the opening for the window). It seems odd to me that the drapes were installed with those drywall anchors (the white things in your picture)....
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How can I fix this drywall crack and prevent it from happening again?

Yes using paper tape, and setting compound are stronger. Cut open the cracked seams. If the tape comes out you can pull it out. Taper the joint edges with a knife so that drywall mud can enter between ...
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How can I fix this drywall crack and prevent it from happening again?

USG (large drywall supplier) only suggests using mesh tape with "hot mud" (setting-type drywall compound - dry product in a bag) and recommends using paper tape as being stronger if using ...
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How can I fix this drywall crack and prevent it from happening again?

Using full size sheets to minimize the number of joints will reduce the likelihood of cracking at joints, even though it might not make the most efficient use of your drywall scraps. Ensure that you'...
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Butt joint transition from drywall to wood with joint compound or other material to prevent future cracks from wood movement

Your drywall guy is correct, from a "guaranteed not to crack" perspective. If the timber is old, you might get away with it, but from a professional installers point of view "might"...
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Butt joint transition from drywall to wood with joint compound or other material to prevent future cracks from wood movement

This should be fine to just cover with compound, but do not use ordinary joint compound; i.e., the compound that comes premixed. You should use something at least as hard as setting-type compound. ...
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