Tapered or flat edge boards for skimming

1 Dec 2019
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United Kingdom
What is easier for a plasterer to skim tapered edge boards of butt jointed flat edged boards.

Is either more prone to cracking?
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Flat, tapered is for taping and filling but either can be used.
should a couple of mm gap be left between boards or just fully butted up against each other if using square edged boards?
2 or 3mm will be fine, fix boards at around 230mm centres.
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lightly butt them up - no gaps.
horses for courses - different types of p/b in different situations.

Agree with Bob but have seen instances where the PB is so tight the seams push out.

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