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Old 07-19-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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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.

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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.
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.
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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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