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Old 09-18-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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My mold resistant drywall I got from Home Depot does not have tapered edges. Are people making butt boards or buying them? I didn't see them at lowes or Home Depot.

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My mold resistant drywall I got from Home Depot does not have tapered edges. Are people making butt boards or buying them? I didn't see them at lowes or Home Depot.
you have to buy them from a drywall wearhouse. Trim Tex makes them.

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why would the drywall not have taper edges?
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The green board should be tapered on the sides. No sheets are tapered on the ends.

For my recently completed basement project, I built my own with plywood and the cardboard drywall shims from HD. I believe I used two shims for the raised ends. Worked fine. If i had to pass along a secret, it would be to pull the screws up tight in shifts going up and down the board, do not put one in all the way and go on to the next. Like tightening the head or camshafts onto a motor.

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Okay what dimensions did you cut the plywood and how many cardboard strips did you use. Is 1/2 plywood fine?
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Okay what dimensions did you cut the plywood and how many cardboard strips did you use. Is 1/2 plywood fine?
I knew you were going to ask. I can't remember what I had for supper last night.

Look in the sticky at top. "Willie T" gave me the idea. I would GUESS approximately 9" by 47". I can't remember if i used two or three strips. It doesn't take much.

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Okay what dimensions did you cut the plywood and how many cardboard strips did you use. Is 1/2 plywood fine?
Simpler to just buy a box of fifty from Trim TEX and call it good. I mean would you make your own plywood?
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Well I wanted to work on this tomorrow and 50 is a lot for a 12 x 25 room
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I agree 50 would be too many. You might call around maybe a contractor would sell you a few. Or maybe buy what you have left.
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i just made some. 1/2 osb, caulk (or whatever you have to hold the strips in place), free cardboard from in between layers of paper towels at wlamart.

cut the osb to as wide as can fit in the cavity. bead of whatever. strips of CB.

what you see is installed and will be taped soon.

i drill a pilot hole for the first screw. then i put in all the screws on one side. then start from the end of the other side, screws all the way in. work your way down. stay about 1" from the edge of the DW.
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Buy a box of 50? Call around to contractors to see if they have extra? You pros just don't get it. Fix n it has the right idea. Costs practically nothing and is a lot quicker than chasing around trying to find being the big box stores don't carry.

Menards can have stacks of Cheezy Poofs and a million other stupid things, but they can't carry buttboards?

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Trim Tex sells 12 packs. About $60 plus shipping.
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i can make 12 in about 20 mins, for about $20. and no shipping.
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i can make 12 in about 20 mins, for about $20. and no shipping.
And that one piece of cardboard is not thick enough to do squat. Why even bother since the hump you get will still look like a butt?
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And that one piece of cardboard is not thick enough to do squat. Why even bother since the hump you get will still look like a butt?
you, sir, do not know of what you speak. the taper is as deep as the taper on the sides of the sheet. but wider, as it is in between joists.

not only that. if you make the taper much "deeper" than what i am = you cause yourself problems. ask me how i KNOW.

NO humps here.

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