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Old 09-12-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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I am working out from a shower on a tile floor and no shoe will be used--there is a 2.5" butt to outside corner--17" outside to outside --4.5" outside to outside -- 12" outside to butt--

The first three outside corners are not toooo bad, but the last one has quite a kick. What do I need to do, or how should I have cut them to begin with??
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:51 PM   #2
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Always a good idea on old work to cut one side of miter and check before cutting the other. I often have a few small pieces of base in my pouch with opposite bevel cuts. Sometimes the bevel may need to be more than 45 degrees. Sometimes the angle could be off a degree or so as well.

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I appreciate the response, Thank You. I am not sure I understand. Can you tell by the pic if I should have cut the two pieces with a 46 0r 47 degree angle to fit better rather than the standard 45?? I screw in my trim, always, love how those screws snug into the rolls of a wall and NEVER come out. That being said I can pull the two pieces in question, what would be your guess as the bevel I need to cut for a better match? The top is not that bad, but the bottom is not good. Would it help if I held the two pieces at an angle up from the floor of the chop box (like put a shim under to get a different cut????).
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:20 PM   #4
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Let up on that top screw and shim the top slightly to pull it back plumb (outward) where it belongs. Then caulk that sucker and call it good. It isn't that far off.
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Actually Mickey if the end piece was a freckle longer (maybe two freckles) you could tighten things up then sand off any slight whisker that overhangs and once painted no one would ever know.
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Gentlemen, Thank You for your input. I do know how to slap on some spackle and caulk and no one would ever know that the corner was out. I only posted this because I am trying to learn how not to have the top half fit great and to bottom kick out. Just trying to get hints on how to position the trim on the chop box or change the angle, or whatever it takes to not have this happen.

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Gentlemen, Thank You for your input. I do know how to slap on some spackle and caulk and no one would ever know that the corner was out. I only posted this because I am trying to learn how not to have the top half fit great and to bottom kick out. Just trying to get hints on how to position the trim on the chop box or change the angle, or whatever it takes to not have this happen.

Bud if you revisit this post PM please, got a question for you.

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You need to clean the grout slop off the wall the tile guy left you.
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While the screws hold well, they can make adjustments difficult. Sometimes I will cut a piece intentionally about 1/16" long if I know the corner is wonky. I thin like to tack it with just one nail until I can put up the corresponding piece to see. I would rather have the top 1/32 away from the wall instead of the miter being off. The screws tend to draw it in too tight to adjust anything. Not as important on paint grade though. I agree with the others that your pretty close there.
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It's the wall, not the trim, not the chop box. The finish screws you are using don't have to be sucked into next week. Another method would be to marry the two pieces at the fit, and then use a pin-nailer to join them perfectly...THEN use the screws (if you must use screws) and get away from the end (corner) to attach the base with the screw.

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Have you spent your entire life apologizing for stuff?

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Yes Bud, I have, it is part of me, growing up with two PERFECT sisters and then me, well, as I said it is part of me and at this point to late to change. I like where I am so I will not Knock it off. I respect you and your knowledge, please respect my wanting to learn.
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You need to clean the grout slop off the wall the tile guy left you.
Yeah Yeah Yeah, and I am the tile guy!! and I framed and hung the drywall, I know, it is my own darn fault, lucky to say that the walls are only primed with Zinnser 123 and that grout/thinset will come off easy prior to repriming and final paint. Cant a girl get a break around here??????????
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Yeah Yeah Yeah, and I am the tile guy!! and I framed and hung the drywall, I know, it is my own darn fault, lucky to say that the walls are only primed with Zinnser 123 and that grout/thinset will come off easy prior to repriming and final paint. Cant a girl get a break around here??????????
I figured that and nope, your girly pass has expired.
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I sent my check for renewal, you did not get it.

Thanks, I will try backing out the top screw and see what I get in the morning. If not I do have really good spackle, caulk and sandpaper.

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