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Old 05-01-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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floating corners

1. should every inside corner be floating, i.e. fasten only one side, which would be the one that holds the other side tucked in? i would say YES but i am asking because the book that i have shows some illustrations that have both sides fastened so i am confused.

2. i know this exceeds the scope of drywall but should the same floating corner rule be applied for cement board that will be used for tile?


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Old 05-02-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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Sorry I've never seen anyone "float" an inside corner on a wall.
I have seen where some people float an inside corner at the ceiling. Not sure why.
I feel if anything can move it's going to crack.


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that's what my books says. it says that, in a corner, only the panel on one side should be screwed in and the other side should be just tucked it, i.e. held by the other side of the corner.

are you saying that, in such a scenario, both sides in the corner should be screwed in?
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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Don't know who wrote your book, but common practice is to user fasteners on both sides of all corners.....
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IN some area some are going to using drywall clips, so one corner is fasten to the stud, the other side to the clip.

Just read this article on JLC which is what I think you are talking about. http://www.jlconline.com/cgi-local/v...170a32100a063d
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:05 AM   #6
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That looks familiar, LOL. "BY the book" requires fastened corners unless it's not needed for shear value or fire rating= Inside wall corners, 4.9.3-4.9.5 and fig. 5-------- 4.8.2 is one many are not aware of; http://www.lafargenorthamerica.com/G...%20English.pdf



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