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Old 01-19-2007, 08:37 AM   #1
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Is it OK to tape by multiple pieces of tape on one length?


I face situations where if I can break a full length of seam into a few shorter lengths, it would be easier to tape... Is this a general practice such as ceiling.... or some odd locations where it is difficult to lay full length..etc. or this is not a good idea....

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Old 01-19-2007, 01:25 PM   #2
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Its OK - Overlap can make final finishing a little harder (thicker). Try and butt the edges if you can. A small gap or an overlap is not the end of the world.

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I always mud up so much then tape and then on to the next section when I am dealing with long lenghts. I have never broke the tape in sections because of the difficulty in finishing. Now thats for smooth ceilings, if your going to texture then you won't have much problems there. My thoughts on this are "its hard enough to finish butt joints and I sure don't want any other difficult areas to do if I can help it". As far as butting the tape I do disagree with this ( sorry Brik)and personaly would not do it. The last thing I would want to happen is for a small crack to show up on a finished ceiling.

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Old 01-21-2007, 12:17 PM   #4
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After doing Drywall for 22 years: we overlap the tape slightly. About 2 inches when connecting it. Never had an issue doing so.

Also, when having to do small patches, it is common practice to overlap the small peices of tape. Again, never had any problems in doing it this way.
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