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Question about taping drywall joints


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03-14-07, 02:30 PM   #1  
Question about taping drywall joints

Just want to know how you deal with joint intersections. Do you just overlap a little. I'm not taping all i one day. IS it ok to overlap a dry tape run with a wet one. If overlapping is the accepted method of course.

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03-14-07, 04:34 PM   #2  
Not sure what you mean by overlapping. If you have intersections of sheetrock, you put one run of tape over it, in a bed of compound. It doesn't matter if you put a new run over an old one, as long as the old one is dry. You will have to do a build up to take into consideration the layers you are building, and in order to make it look smooth, the build up will have to be about 12" wide. Clarify your situation so we can help further.

 
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03-14-07, 06:16 PM   #3  
Posted By: chandler Not sure what you mean by overlapping. If you have intersections of sheetrock, you put one run of tape over it, in a bed of compound. It doesn't matter if you put a new run over an old one, as long as the old one is dry. You will have to do a build up to take into consideration the layers you are building, and in order to make it look smooth, the build up will have to be about 12" wide. Clarify your situation so we can help further.
Thanks for the advice, I think that cleared things up. By intersecting joints, I mean where one sheet of drywall buts up against a sheet running the other way. i.e a 90 degree intersect. The tape would none the less form a 90 degree angle and I wanted to know if it was ok to run one strip of tape over the end of the other piece of tape to start a run ion the opposite direction. Hope that makes sense.

 
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03-14-07, 07:46 PM   #4  
As in an intersection of a ceiling and a wall, right? Yes, the overlap is ok, as long as you can achieve the smoothness you want. I usually draw one of my runs short in order not to have an overlap, and that doesn't hurt, either.
Paper tape is creased in the middle to form the 90 degrees to go in the corners. Using the mesh tape will drive you crazy, so use the paper.

 
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03-14-07, 08:41 PM   #5  
Yeah, only paper tape.

 
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