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Old 07-16-2009, 11:10 PM   #16
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OK GOOD! Take it genius, I'm outta here.

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Old 07-17-2009, 12:48 AM   #17
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i think everyone is right that responded , it all depends on what your plans are for the finish , they do make drywall accesories such as fry reglet and shadow beads that you can use to make the ends of a wall finished without baseboards, or trim . however when using these products you have to start everything from the beggining on the same page ,, but in your particualr project those types of beads wont work so baseboards are your option here. ive done a few jobs were we finished every edge to the floor and door and window frames where they didnt use any wood trim. but everyone has to do their job right inorder for them to work. like a poster above said it needs to be planned from the beggining. doors and windows must be fairly flush to the wall , the floors must tuck under the fry reglet etc and be installed first. so all the above are correct .
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ARI001 & Bud Cline,

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First let me say my post was simply meant to state the traditional reasons for installing trim, and to provide food for thought as to this particular project and the need for trim. I was not criticizing your post.


In response to both of your posts - I believe you are both right! But there is no golden rule (or Code) that says you have to have base boards. If you have no gaps to hide - if you don't care for the accent and you're willing to take responsibility for any damage that might be done - why not? Walls to ceilings are engineered the same as floors to walls - but we don't put crown moulding up.

That is because in typical construction you are supposed to leave a 1/2" gap at the bottom of the drywall to allow for expansion and contraction. In addition you are supposed to allow the drywall to float at the top plate (no glue with in 6-8" of the top plate) and at structural headers. Please note that I said in typical construction. Also wood and tile floors require a 1/4" gap around the perimeter to allow for expansion and contraction. Yes I said tile- the sub floor expands and contracts and so will certain cmb's.

I think my second post was honest - it's expensive and difficult - but not impossible! If that's what Greenmama wants, lets help them make it happen! There were already several posts saying "nay", I just spoke-up and said "why not".

As I said I was not criticizing you. I think if you where able to do that then kudos to you for succeeding with it. I imagine the cost to do so would be high as there would be quite a bit of extra work involved. I also imagine you incorporated some of the techniques used to hang drywall in log cabins.

I don't mean to sound combative here. I respect everyone here for their time and effort to help. I have gotten a lot from this site and I said in my intro that I felt it was my turn to contribute. If its outside the norm (but what they want) and there is no safety issue - lets help them do what they want.

As long as the project is thought out I agree. The biggest problem with most projects is the people doing them (pro and amateur alike) don't think past what they are doing. I didn't take your comments as combative.

Pardon the "do-do" and "that that" - just gets the point across!

You are pardoned-this time!!

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I would also say that I would have sent Private Messages - I'm not allowed to because I don't have 20 posts yet - getting there.
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Thanks for taking the time to respond. I took the two posts as criticism. I apologize for being overly sensitive! I need to chill a bit. If we can get Bud back to the thread, I need to apologize to him as well.

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Thanks for taking the time to respond. I took the two posts as criticism. I apologize for being overly sensitive! I need to chill a bit. If we can get Bud back to the thread, I need to apologize to him as well.

Pressing-on!

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I didn't feel you owed me an apology for anything. But thank you.
I learned a long time ago in this profession you got to let things roll off your back. There is almost always more than one way to do something. All of us make mistakes, and all of us have been guilty at one time or another of not explaining ourselves completely, leading to misunderstandings. Don't sweat the small stuff.

I didn't loose any sleep over it and I doubt Bud did either.

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