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nateshirk 03-29-2011 10:23 PM

Bad Idea? Score and snap for in a corner.
 
I was wondering if I could score the backside of the board, snap it and instead of cutting the other side, use it as the corner? Instead of having to tape and mud. I'm pretty sure it's not a great idea, but was just wondering what would happen.

Willie T 03-29-2011 10:50 PM

Shucks, give it a try, and let us know how it goes.

tcleve4911 03-29-2011 11:00 PM

Not a good idea.
There will be a 1/2" void behind the paper.
It's going to tear or rip if anything sharp goes into the corner.
A regular corner has the sheetrock and mud behind it to give it strength.
Don't do it.
Shame on you Willie...........:laughing:

nateshirk 03-29-2011 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tcleve4911 (Post 619706)
Not a good idea.
There will be a 1/2" void behind the paper.
It's going to tear or rip if anything sharp goes into the corner.
A regular corner has the sheetrock and mud behind it to give it strength.
Don't do it.
Shame on you Willie...........:laughing:

That's what I was thinking. But what about puting mud in the void?

Again, I probably won't do it, but my curiosity is getting the best of me.

lrobertstoner 03-30-2011 12:55 PM

dont do this you will be so sorry
first whats going to happen is you will have blisters form in your angles
second you just blew your r rating and expose your self to stucture damage in case of fire
the angel tape is used to give extra burn time and to cover the seam
this also stops airflow there are maney reasons to tape the angel and these are just a few
remember you half ass a job you get a half assed job:no:

lrobertstoner 03-30-2011 12:57 PM

i also agree shame on ya willie that is bad advice:furious:

nateshirk 03-30-2011 02:07 PM

Thank's guys. I'll do it right. I hate half assed.....

Willie T 03-30-2011 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tcleve4911 (Post 619706)
Not a good idea.
There will be a 1/2" void behind the paper.
It's going to tear or rip if anything sharp goes into the corner.
A regular corner has the sheetrock and mud behind it to give it strength.
Don't do it.
Shame on you Willie...........:laughing:

:( :sneaky2: :blush::cry:

bjbatlanta 03-30-2011 07:23 PM

It'll work until the first time someone bumps/leans on the wall or when the lumber starts "moving" during heating/cooling season. The only time I have done this or would recommend it is on a bay window. The small distance between the windows is usually just over 3" on either side and there are 2 studs there. I glue the crap out of the studs on both sides, set the piece (scored on the back) in place, tack top and bottom with a nail, and let it alone until the glue sets. The header piece above and the pieces under the window get taped as usual.


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