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Old 01-20-2012, 11:40 AM   #31
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how will lay out the tape if i have the rip in the middle? do i have to used two strips or just a wider tape?


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u mean leave a 2" gap at the bottom and cover it with the baseboard? then i will have to put a really wide base trim to cover the 2" gap and the ~3" of the drywall tapered edge...i want a trim no wider that 3.5"

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3.5" trim will be fine, if you leave that gap in the middle you will have a heck of time finishing it! It will look like crap! and after going through the effort of leveling and insulating, I would bet you want something that looks half decent when you are finished.

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I just can't help but jump back in here. There's no reason it would like like crap any more than a single seam.
That's an ignorant statement.
And you're going to drive the op into having to buy a bigger baseboard.

Op: This guy doesn't seem to know a lot about drywall if you ask me. Do what you know is right.
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how will lay out the tape if i have the rip in the middle? do i have to used two strips or just a wider tape?

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Yes. 2 runs of tape. By the time you're done with a 12" knife, it will be a beautiful thing.
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You might want to read the attached.

I am not trying to be arguementative, I have hung and finished DW DIY for many years now and I can tell you through experience, leaving a 2" gap and trying to finish that will be far more difficult than you think.

The compound if applied to heavily will shrink and crack not to mention how much sanding you will have to do if you get the compound built up enough to cover a 2" gap.

Read this.....http://www.usg.com/rc/installation-a...de-en-J371.pdf

One of the tips in this is keep the joint tight, and avoid butt (non tapered) joints.

OK thats it, its all up to you now.

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You want the horizontal seam (the one you have to mud) tight, leave the gap at the bottom where it will be covered by base trim.
u mean leave a 2" gap at the bottom and cover it with the baseboard? then i will have to put a really wide base trim to cover the 2" gap and the ~3" of the drywall tapered edge...i want a trim no wider that 3.5" thanks[/quote]

There is a trim that is nominally 4" boards ... you can get at H Depot or Lowes & probably most everywhere. It consists of 4' square rosettes for the corners, and plain or fluted board for around the window (or in door kits) that is retro in effect and, I think, cool for your older house. THAT would handle the 2" around the window. As for the adjacent wall, 2" strip will easily nail/screw to studs & finish out the drywall. Mud covers a multitude of sins, of course. Almost ALL sins!
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u mean leave a 2" gap at the bottom and cover it with the baseboard? then i will have to put a really wide base trim to cover the 2" gap and the ~3" of the drywall tapered edge...i want a trim no wider that 3.5" thanks
There is a trim that is nominally 4" boards ... you can get at H Depot or Lowes & probably most everywhere. It consists of 4' square rosettes for the corners, and plain or fluted board for around the window (or in door kits) that is retro in effect and, I think, cool for your older house. THAT would handle the 2" around the window. As for the adjacent wall, 2" strip will easily nail/screw to studs & finish out the drywall. Mud covers a multitude of sins, of course. Almost ALL sins![/QUOTE]
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There is a trim that is nominally 4" boards ... you can get at H Depot or Lowes & probably most everywhere. It consists of 4' square rosettes for the corners, and plain or fluted board for around the window (or in door kits) that is retro in effect and, I think, cool for your older house. THAT would handle the 2" around the window. As for the adjacent wall, 2" strip will easily nail/screw to studs & finish out the drywall. Mud covers a multitude of sins, of course. Almost ALL sins!
And that base won't match the rest of the house.
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There is a trim that is nominally 4" boards ... you can get at H Depot or Lowes & probably most everywhere. It consists of 4' square rosettes for the corners, and plain or fluted board for around the window (or in door kits) that is retro in effect and, I think, cool for your older house. THAT would handle the 2" around the window. As for the adjacent wall, 2" strip will easily nail/screw to studs & finish out the drywall. Mud covers a multitude of sins, of course.
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And that base won't match the rest of the house.

As it was never mentioned, I am wondering how in the world you would know what existing trim looks like.

And why in the world would you create a sin that would have to be fixed with mud, its an almost virgin wall, put the drywall in correctly to begin with and the mudding is much simplier, and, I will say it again trying to fill a 2" gap (that doesn't need to be there) is just plain crazy!

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I have to agree. Filling a two inch gap is silly and the fact that it doesn't even need to be there is worse. It may look fine at first, but chances of it cracking in the future are probably very good.
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thanks all for all your help with this. it is not filling the gap entirely with mud, there will be a 2" drywall strip in there, therefore creating two seams. this picture shows exactly what i will end up with. will this be difficult to mud??
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thanks all for all your help with this. it is not filling the gap entirely with mud, there will be a 2" drywall strip in there, therefore creating two seams. this picture shows exactly what i will end up with. will this be difficult to mud??
You can finish that, its much harder but very possible, I would personally put the 2" strip at the bottom where the finishing is mostly covered by the baseboard.

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jack, if it was a 4 " or 5" inch situation, where would you put it?
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That won't be difficult to mud at all. The strip makes it much better than what I was picturing. Still not the best case scenario, but should work. I would just use three pieces going across horizonatally, but that's just me.
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mike, how wide would u run the pieces?

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