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Old 02-05-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
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At the bottom of the drywall sheets, there are drywall screws that are about 2" above from the floor, does the screws need to be mudded even though baseboard will cover them?

And do we mud over the screws that are around door frames that will be covered with door and window casings?
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
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The bottom screws don't need to be mudded--however--the ones around the windows and doors--

I suggest you do those----I seen times where the trim didn't cover them because the door casings ended up further over because the taper didn't take the door jamb placement into account.

Your call---but patching the screws after the casing is in can cost you hours---so I always tape those----

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Behind the bathroom vanity, do we mud the holes that were cut for the
plumbing copper pipes and the faucet drain pipes?
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no need to do the plumbing holes unless they were miss cut--- an escutcheon plate will cover a properly cut hole.
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Never mind read the post wrong. I would mud over the screws. Just to have a perfect wall even though no one will see it. I am the same way with my plumbing it may be hidden but I make it look sweet. No cutting corners.

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Not taping the plumbing stubs is not cutting corners at all----

Those pipes move a bit---installing the escutcheons and shut offs moves the pipes,too.

If mudded---all that activity could dislodge the mud and mess up your paint job----they need some expansion space---
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Also by mudding and taping screws that won't show is taking a chance of ending up with a hump and that can keep your moulding or vanity from sitting flush. Now you have to remove it and sand.
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Also by mudding and taping screws that won't show is taking a chance of ending up with a hump and that can keep your moulding or vanity from sitting flush. Now you have to remove it and sand.
Huh? How do you mud your screws? Grab a handful of mud and throw it at the wall???

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Thanks for all the tips.


Some of the new drywall that was mudded
has inperfections that i think are called ridges, fish eyes, pocs
etc..

is it ok to use eg. sheetrock 45 (powder mix) and add more water to it so its
thin enough to be used as a skim coat or should i just buy some
CGS dust control which is already ready mixed?
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you can use sheetrock, i wouldn't buy that dust control crap. it dries just as hard as sheetrock and you get all kind of "fish eyes" terrible stuff.
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Thanks for all the tips.


Some of the new drywall that was mudded
has inperfections that i think are called ridges, fish eyes, pocs
etc..

is it ok to use eg. sheetrock 45 (powder mix) and add more water to it so its
thin enough to be used as a skim coat or should i just buy some
CGS dust control which is already ready mixed?
Ridges must be sanded smooth
No don't use 45 to skim coat and by adding more water it makes it very weak.
Dust control hard to sand and not easy to work with .
To skim the easiest I have used is the ultra lite. It's at the depot has a puke green lid-not the bright green lid. Easy to work with and sands easy.

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