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Old 04-24-2010, 02:34 AM   #1
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Ceiling Edges

i will be hanging a new ceiling once i install ceiling joists. i plan to insulate and hang drywall as the new ceiling. so basically it'll be the 'wall first', then ceiling. i know when hanging drywall, that you usually do the ceiling before the walls, but i wont be tearing down, and replacing the walls.
i will be installing corwn molding after. do i need to worry about taping the edges of the new drywalled ceiling onto the walls?


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Old 04-24-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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You do not need to "worry" about ceiling to wall tape joint as you plan to
install crown molding.. but a bedded tape joint is good practice at that location to avoid air flow and draft possibilities. It also adds a bit of stability to ceiling drywall where it might not be on a full nail-er.

It also is good practice for fire protection...


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Old 04-24-2010, 05:58 PM   #3
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I agree with Bob, AND it's one of those local answers..... depends on your Building Department requiring fire-taping in the garage- paneling (1/4" minimum) required in living spaces- no draft areas between ceiling and walls (for fire travel in case any backing is missing). It's required around here, maybe there? Only your Inspector knows for sure.

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Old 05-03-2010, 08:36 AM   #4
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I always at least tape the angles.....
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it should be perfectly fine to tape the corners of the drywall(ceiling) onto the existing plaster(walls)?
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