Drywall corner brackets


Old 01-18-10, 07:21 AM
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Drywall corner brackets

Currently living in a 7 year old home built by a big home builder in the poconos area. Bought home 3 years ago and have noticed that on most of the corner walls where drywall brackets are used the walls are not straight where the brackets meet the drywall. Is there anything I can do to fix this without taking the wall down. Such as leveling out with drywall compound.

thanks in advance

ps new to this site so not sure if pictures were added correctly
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Old 01-18-10, 07:53 AM
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You post a picture you must use a photo hosting site like Photobucket or Flicker.

With drywall, there is no such thing as a flat corner or a square inside corner. It is only an illusion. This is because the corner bead is actuality raised higher than the drywall sheet itself in order to get space for the mud to be put on. You could put more mud on but that would increase the size of the taper of the mud. It still will not be flat.
Old 01-18-10, 09:14 AM
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Welcome to the forums Larry!

To clarify - corner bead is used on outside corners and folded tape on inside corners.

As stated above, drywall won't have perfectly flat joints but floating the mud out further usually makes the joinst appear to be flat.

I'm not sure I know what a drywall bracket is

Old 01-18-10, 11:16 AM
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thanks guys, i figured applying more mud and tapper it out further would allow the corner to look flatter and without the gigantic 1.5 inch line down the entire wall.

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