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Gluing composite baseboards??


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10-26-08, 04:18 PM   #1  
Gluing composite baseboards??

decided to pick up composite instead of wood baseboards for my ongoing bathroom project..I also picked up a how to pamphlet on making miter cuts, the pamphlet says to glue the molding at the miter joints. my concern is if I glue the joints then install them, since the walls aren't that straight it may stress the joints once the molding is nailed in place..
Can I just caulk the joints like when wood is used..

 
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10-26-08, 05:47 PM   #2  
I think what they mean is to glue them as you install not before.

 
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10-26-08, 06:26 PM   #3  
I read it again, they were speaking about splice miters and return miters, neither of which I have since its a small room.. I do have inside and outside miters, should I glue those?

 
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10-26-08, 09:36 PM   #4  
If you glue them as you assemble them they will be less likely to open with seasonal humidity change. However, if you ever have to remove them for maintenance or remodeling the glued joints will be damaged, possibly beyond repair.

If it were me I'd just caulk them joint if it needs it.

 
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10-26-08, 10:15 PM   #5  
thanks for the tips, I'm gonna skip the glue and see how it performs over the next few months, if I have to then I can just remove them and glue them later..

 
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