I have a crack in my plaster ceiling, which looks as if someone attempted to repair – prior to my puchase.

They used joint tape and plastered over it, which bubbled and is peeling away from the ceiling.

I have a boiler furnace for heating and the odd thing is that the pipes run up the walls and into the attic, vs. in the flooring.

When I was removing the prior repair, I noticed how warm the ceiling was.

Do I have to do something special because of the extra heat my ceiling has….

Thanks for any help.