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Old 03-21-2013, 07:13 PM   #16
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When you put your corner bead on the tapered side it makes it to low so you don't get that valley to fill and make every thing level. Your corner would be more toward round than square. I don't think I'm defining this very well. Let me know and I will try a different way.

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always have a good halogen light to shine up the wall to make sure every thing is flat when you think your done sanding!
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If you use mesh tape (and I don't know why you would) you must store it in an air tight container or it will lose it's stickiness and won't stick to the wall.
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If you only see ultralight drywall (about 40 lbs. per 4 x 8 sheet), it may not be because they're out of standard weight drywall. Some places don't carry standard weight.

No need for a stab saw. You can cut all the way through 1/2" drywall with a utility knife if you make enough passes and you'll make less dust.

Remember the taper when measuring the thickness. Drywall is thinner at the edges of the long sides.

My local big box store sells two sheets to the pack. Don't take two packs thinking they're two sheets.
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Great thread! Thanks for all of the great tips.

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Opinions: Is it best, advisable, or worse to wet the drywall tape before laying it into the mud? I've always wet it (run it quickly through a bucket of water, then pull it through my fingers and squeegie it off ) so it does not dry the mud too quickly. Good idea? Bad idea? Doesn't matter stink? thanks.
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Opinions: Is it best, advisable, or worse to wet the drywall tape before laying it into the mud? I've always wet it (run it quickly through a bucket of water, then pull it through my fingers and squeegie it off ) so it does not dry the mud too quickly. Good idea? Bad idea? Doesn't matter stink? thanks.
waste of time! no need to do it at all.
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Great idea for Diyers it will totally eliminate bubbles in the tape whice new people are prone to because they are not sure how much or how little mud to leave under the tape.
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We just drywalled my daughter's basement ceiling. The walls were already done by a previous owner. The problem is, one of the ceiling sheets is short by 5/8" at the widest point, where it meets the wall. The gap runs perpendicular to the ceiling joists. I saw online where they first put up mesh tape, then mudded the wall/ceiling joint. Will that work with a 5/8" wide gap, or is there a better way? Thanks.
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I've been told, here, to not use the mesh tape as it will not flex; therefor, you get cracks. Can you just cut the sheet back 8" or so and put in another, tapered strip to fit? 5/8" is pretty big, in my non-professional opinion.
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I've been told, here, to not use the mesh tape as it will not flex; therefor, you get cracks. Can you just cut the sheet back 8" or so and put in another, tapered strip to fit? 5/8" is pretty big, in my non-professional opinion.
If it cannot be repaired as it is, I would probably put up another sheet.

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Why is no one else responding?
have you bathed recently?
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Take that sheet down and get a 10' sheet or 12' sheet. One reason not many answered is this is posted in the tips section. post the question in the regular section, in other words start a new thread.
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Take that sheet down and get a 10' sheet or 12' sheet.
Why a 10' or 12' sheet? The piece is not even 8' long.
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I thought the piece was too short.

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