90* Corners?


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Old 06-25-03, 01:53 PM
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Unhappy 90* Corners?

This may be a dumb question but here goes anyway...

I have just finished the second mud coat on wall seams and corners. I am planning , eventually, to put up wainscoting and corner trim but noticed that my outside corners are not close to 90*. Is this normal due to the corner bead, or do I need to keep adding mud until its 90 (this would make my miter trim cuts easier). I really don't want a large gap behind my trim b/c the corners are curved.

Any suggestions would help. Thanks.
 
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Old 06-25-03, 03:52 PM
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In my experience, there are no 90 degree corners in a house. You can work toward this end, but may wind up with no support for the outside corner from the corner bead leaving a fragile corner subject to damage.

This will be straightforward to compensate for when you install the wainscot.

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Old 06-25-03, 04:41 PM
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90* Corners?

I'm not sure I understand "corners are curved" Do you mean that you used the rounded corner bead? or that perhaps the mudding at the corner bead needs more sanding?
 
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Old 06-26-03, 01:54 PM
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Mudder I think they mean that it is concave. In other words if you put your knife on the bead and the wall there would be a large gap. Keep filling with mud until the gap is gone.
 
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Old 06-26-03, 05:08 PM
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90* Corners?

guess the leafs have gone
 
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Old 06-26-03, 07:02 PM
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Thanks to all for responses,

The walls are slightly concave due to the raised nature of the corner bead. I expected that the trim would be easir with straight 45/45 cuts for the outside corner. Unless I really load and feather the mud, it looks like I'll have to figure out the angles or fudge-it a little.

Thanks again
 
 

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