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Old 03-10-2010, 05:18 AM   #1
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typical room dimensions + corners?


Hi!

When drywall is installed at the corners of the room, does one of the two pieces of drywall get installed in the half-inch corner, or is there a space in the corners? Am I supposed to leave a 1/8" gap at the corners?

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Is the drywall installed like this (underline represents 1/8" gap):

OOOOOO
X
X
X
X

Or like this (note the gap in the corner plus extra 1/8" gap represented by underline):

_OOOOO
X
X
X
X


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Old 03-10-2010, 07:28 AM   #2
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no gaps. One to the corner and the other tight to the first drywall sheet.

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Old 03-11-2010, 07:49 AM   #3
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Get it as tight as you can. Due to walls/ceilings being out of level/plumb, you may end up with a slight gap anyway. Or it may be tight at the top, a slight gap at the bottom of the board. Tape will cover it.
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Hang your board tight into the corners. If you have a gap that is about 1/4" or more then consider filling the gap with a setting type compound and letting it set up before mudding in your corner with paper tape.
Unlike wood paneling, drywall does not need a gap for expansion. Drywall joints are like a frog's butt, tighter is better.
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