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Old 08-03-06, 02:56 AM
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Butt Joints

I've heard there is a way to make smoother butt joints. Supposedly the method somehow uses tapered boards to make a recess in the two drywall edges. Can any clue me in? Thanks
 
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Old 08-03-06, 04:34 AM
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It is a tool called the butt taper. You hang your sheetrock so it doesn't break on a stud. Then you use a 4" wide by 4' long piece of OSB to join the sheetrock together. Then you run this tool down the joint and it makes it a recessed edge. Then you finish with quickset. The guy who invented it is on a forum page at Walls and Ceilings magazine. Go check it out.
 
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Old 08-03-06, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by coops28
Then you use a 4" wide by 4' long piece of OSB to join the sheetrock together.

Where/HOW DO YOU ATTACH THIS??

Then you run this tool down the joint and it makes it a recessed edge.

??? I'm not understanding this.

The guy who invented it is on a forum page at Walls and Ceilings magazine. Go check it out.
I'm a novice at this and need more explanation.
Also do you have a web site for the butt taper??

Thanks!!
 
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I'm not familiar with the butt taper, but understand how coops is saying to hang the board - hang the first board with the butt end not resting on a stud, screw osb [or any wide wood] to the end of the rock, then install the next board also screwing it to the osb.

The most common procedure for butt joints is to feather out the joint 18"-24" This usually results in a hard to see aceptable finished joint.
 
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Old 08-03-06, 02:23 PM
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Here's the url to see what I mean: http://www.wconline.com/CDA/Archive/...00f932a8c0____

I'm not recommending this method but just answering your question.
 
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Old 08-03-06, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by marksr
hang the first board with the butt end not resting on a stud, screw osb [or any wide wood] to the end of the rock, then install the next board also screwing it to the osb.
OK I understand exactly what you are describing here, pardon me, but can help me understand how this creates a recess for the mud and the tape?
Also is there a way to use this method to do drywall repairs--like anywhere from 6" x 6" to 2' x 2' in size?

Thanks very much for everything.
 
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help me understand how this creates a recess for the mud and the tape?
Did you go to the link that coops provided?
 
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Old 08-03-06, 06:47 PM
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OK yes I just did. So you run the recessing tool over the butt joint. Now my final dilemma--where is a link to purchase one of these?
 
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