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Old 09-23-2013, 09:45 PM   #16
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i use my level as a straight edge. to see if i need to add more filler. or sand if i used too much.

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hi Fix'n It - hope you are still around as this post is almost a year old, but I'm interested in doing the same you did by making the butt boards. I don't know much about how these work though, so pardon the rookie questions:
1. I assume you want the butt joint to occur NOT on top of a stud, correct? Ideally, approx halfway between two studs?
2. This OSB strip you make, does it get "mounted" anywhere, like to the header or floor, or to the studs on the side of it? Or is it basically meant to be behind the seam with the only attachment being to the drywall itself? (so kinda free standing)
3. about how wide is the strip? You say cut it as wide as will fit in the cavity, so I guess that means from stud to stud, correct?

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Old 08-01-2014, 02:27 PM   #18
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1 and 2 assumptions correct. I made mine about 8" wide. Worked out great. Best idea drywalling since the drywall lift was invented.

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hi Fix'n It - hope you are still around as this post is almost a year old, but I'm interested in doing the same you did by making the butt boards. I don't know much about how these work though, so pardon the rookie questions:
1. I assume you want the butt joint to occur NOT on top of a stud, correct? Ideally, approx halfway between two studs?
2. This OSB strip you make, does it get "mounted" anywhere, like to the header or floor, or to the studs on the side of it? Or is it basically meant to be behind the seam with the only attachment being to the drywall itself? (so kinda free standing)
3. about how wide is the strip? You say cut it as wide as will fit in the cavity, so I guess that means from stud to stud, correct?

thanks in advance for your replies
1. yes, they go in between the joists
2.they attach to the drywall only.
3. making them as wide as possible bends the drywall over a wider area = less stress on the drywall.


once you start installing these, you will see what i mean.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:33 AM   #20
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TrimTex Buttboards are basically angled OSB boards, and are outrageously expensive for what they are. You're much better off at that price making your own. There's another brand that's really cool and I can't remember the name of it. They're shown here.
http://www.diyadvice.com/diy/drywall...g/butt-joints/
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ha ha, just searched the web and found the link in a post I made here years ago :-)

http://www.butthanger.com/butthanger/butthanger.html

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