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Old 02-01-2011, 08:37 PM   #1
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I am about to start drywalling and have a question. Where my edge of my ceiling drywall meets my wall (long edge), there is a gap of about 4 inches to the wall.I have read where you should float your corners and not attach the edge of the ceiling to the top plate. Should I just use the wall piece to support the ceiling piece or should i use scrap along the edge to give the ceiling edge a secure place to attach the edge? Help
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:39 AM   #2
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Are there roof trusses above? I'm not a drywall pro, but I believe the reason not to attach your drywall at the ceiling corner is to prevent cracking when Truss Uplift occurs in the summer. It is most critical where the truss crosses above the center bearing wall.
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There are floor trusses so I am not sure if I should attach, ok so it would probably safe either way not to attach at the corner?????? I guess if the wall board is supporting the ceiling it should be good?
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I'm also reading, if correctly, that I should never secure the drywall with screws closer that 8" form the edge. I am also reading that the wall board will support the ceiling and that there is less likely of cracks since there is room for movement.
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You can safely "float" a 4" span.....
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thanks blbatlanta thats the answer I was looking for
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Look into "drywall clips".
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