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Old 01-13-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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Is this proper use of Drywall Jchannel?


I am drywalling my workshop space. I picked up some plastic Jchannel from Home Depot to put on the cut edge of the drywall where it "butts up" against the Jchannel for the steel ceiling


I have two questions here:

One...Is this the proper way to butt up against the steel?

Two....Am I supposed to mud over the Jchannel when i finish off the walls? I think i understand correctly that i use this vinyl Jchannel when terminating drywall against a non drywall surface is this correct? sorry for such a dumb question, but i searched all over the net last night and could not find the answer to this. Anyone have any pics or links?

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Not going to insulated the building before the drywall?
Not sure why you would have a cut edge at the ceiling.
The top piece on the walls goes up first, any cut edge should be at the bottom.

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Thanks... its insulated... this was a pic i had handy... So your saying put the "factory finished" edge to the top? I got that...

Do i put the vinyl J channel on the factory edge and do i then mud over it?

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yes anywhere you butt to something that isnt drywall you can put J channel for a more finished look and yes you mud over it.
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j-channel doesnt require mud. You should just be able to slip it on and be done with it...the only thing is that you are placing it on a recessed edge if you are hanging you board horizontally. That edge is less than 1/2 inch and you will get a gap. also the recess drops down 2" and will stand out....the way I would finish it is with zip bead. It's easy to use and creates a perfect edge. you staple it on than mud it.
again ..no, you do not mud j.channel.
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oops...didnt look hard enough,
measure from your ceiling to the topside of your loft. Rip your board to that measurement, cut and hang, cut side up. slip your j-bead on and you should be good.
looks like you're somewhere around 11' so in theory you could stack your board placing a rip on the bottom, around 3', stack your next full board, and then rip your top piece so to eliminate a seam above the landing.
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i mud J channel and it works fine. they do not stock the zip bead and takes weeks to order and when doing special designs and accents with drywall you can mud it.
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oops...didnt look hard enough,
measure from your ceiling to the topside of your loft. Rip your board to that measurement, cut and hang, cut side up. slip your j-bead on and you should be good.
looks like you're somewhere around 11' so in theory you could stack your board placing a rip on the bottom, around 3', stack your next full board, and then rip your top piece so to eliminate a seam above the landing.
I wanted to attach an updated photo... Dont laugh at my temporary loft lighting...LOL...

I am confused when you say Rip the board? It is 81 inches from the loft floor to the ceiling. I planned on hanging the sheets Vertically.. So if i understand correctly drywall finisher, your saying to put the jchannel on the "cut" end and Dont mud it?
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Finisher isn't on but yes, and don't mud your J.
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Ill post pics this weekend!

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