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artlover13060 07-19-2010 08:18 PM

Drywalling Soffits
 
Where the face and the underneath side of the soffit meet: should this be tapered edges or butt edges? Do they meet flush making a 45 degree angle? Somewhere on the net I saw that they should not meet flush but so a gap is left for mud.

Sir MixAlot 07-19-2010 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by artlover13060 (Post 472119)
Where the face and the underneath side of the soffit meet: should this be tapered edges or butt edges? Do they meet flush making a 45 degree angle? Somewhere on the net I saw that they should not meet flush but so a gap is left for mud.

Hi. I think that the corner bead doesn't sit quite right on a tapered edge. So my vote is for butts.:thumbsup:
For bullnose bead you need a 3/8" to 1/2" gap.
For 90 degree bead no gap is needed (just don't overlap the drywall).
But you can leave a gap too. I prefer to get it pretty much flush.
Hope this helps.
-Paul

canadaclub 07-20-2010 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Sir MixAlot (Post 472131)
Hi. I think that the corner bead doesn't sit quite right on a tapered edge.


I agree, butt edges work better. I overlap all the time...makes for quick installation. Put up board and cut, instead of all the measuring.


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