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Old 07-19-2010, 12:12 PM   #1
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I'm replacing the old suspended ceiling in my basement with a drywall ceiling and plan to add crown molding. Other than the issue of craftsmanship, is there any structural reason to tape and mud the inside corners where the ceiling meets the wall since this will be covered with the crown molding?

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I didnt and have ran into any problems. I did crown molding just for that specific reason haha

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Just to be clear: are you saying you HAVE NOT run into any problems?
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Nothing structural to worry about...I've done it both ways.
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Little late, but I think a coat of mud is requirede in some areas to serve as a fire block of sorts. Does not have to be pretty or perfect.
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Never too late Boman. Good point if it is a multi-family dwelling or townhouse
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I usually run a tape coat regardless. I wouldn't worry about mudding over the tape. No structural value, just to seal out bugs, good for firecode though may not be required depending on the county, etc.
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Required per 2006 IRC, Page #4: http://www.codecheck.com/cc/images/CC5thEdSample.pdf

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As stated in the "disclaimer" for Code Check, contact your local building dept. to determine codes in your area. These are not necessarily the codes adopted by particular localities. They are good general guidelines to follow. In Ga., some counties don't require 5/8" firecode on the party wall in a garage, nor the ceiling in a "drive-under" garage though it would be an excellent idea.....

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