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Quick question on tapered edge board to be used on a ceiling

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Phil-De-Fridge, 2 Dec 2019.

  1. Phil-De-Fridge

    Phil-De-Fridge

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    Hi again you helpful folks,

    As part of my kitchen renovation (don't ask, I wish I'd moved out LoL)....

    My old ceiling cracked at the joints, even after artexing (by others).

    Since taking a look, the boards are 9mm and haven't been taped at the joins... all square edge boards been used previously.

    So it's my intention to pull the lot down since above is a high traffic area, bathroom and hall above ....

    But... while I understand the need for taper boards, is there any work around? and yes I'll be fitting 12.5's as replacements, since my room is circa 9m sq and if I need to join with all tapered edges It'll be an extra 2 boards and a lot of waste.

    So the "quick" question is:

    Can I feather off the edge to create a taper or will the loss of paper by cutting back create yet another weak spot I'll have to deal with later???

    Or.. and I hate saying this because of the reading I've done.....

    Will square to square edge be okay under these circumstances?

    Many thanks in advance...

    Phil
     
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    Square edge is absolutely fine as long as the joints are taped! Are you getting it skimmed or tape and jointing?
     
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  4. Phil-De-Fridge

    Phil-De-Fridge

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply, Ideally tape and jointed only but will get it skimmed if there's a need but I'm "led to believe" this may not be necessary?

    Kind regards

    Phil
     
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    Taped and filled is fine but ideally with tapered boards.
     
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