Floating Corners - Drywall & Plaster - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-01-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,302
Rewards Points: 1,038
Question

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?

Advertisement

amakarevic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,798
Rewards Points: 712
Default

floating corners


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.

Advertisement

joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 07:05 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,302
Rewards Points: 1,038
Question

floating corners


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?
amakarevic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 09:20 PM   #4
Drywall contractor
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posts: 2,116
Rewards Points: 1,044
Default

floating corners


Don't know who wrote your book, but common practice is to user fasteners on both sides of all corners.....
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a soldier. Support our troops.
bjbatlanta is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bjbatlanta For This Useful Post:
amakarevic (05-03-2012)
Old 05-03-2012, 10:07 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: B.C. Canada
Posts: 2,055
Rewards Points: 1,030
Default

floating corners


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
mae-ling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 01:05 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 10,007
Rewards Points: 2,080
Default

floating corners


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

Gary

Advertisement

__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
drywall , floating corner


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Curved corners where drywall meets? SouthGAreno Remodeling 12 01-17-2013 04:10 PM
recommend a book nvr2low Drywall & Plaster 9 12-22-2011 12:37 AM
Superior Walls - Floating Corners & Drywall Woodcutter Drywall & Plaster 16 04-22-2011 01:05 PM
Heated underlayment and floating floor for this space? Mid Mo Flooring 0 03-19-2011 12:21 AM
cement board corners ponch37300 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 3 01-25-2009 06:50 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts