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    I recently ran into a problem with my taping rounding off on the inside corners of the entire house. Home is a newly constructed bungalow with 8ft walls and regular 6/12 flat bottom cord trusses.
    I took 10 days off during christmas break. We had the house 75% completed painting. When we came back after our break the corners were rounded off.
    We had terrible weather. -50 celsius for most of the winter break and a couple of days that went to -10 celsius. We live in Manitoba, Canada. The change in temperature was crazy.
    I have 2 issues that I think are the cause of the problem.

    1. I think the homeowners set the thermostat down. When I arrived my first day back, the temperature in the 3 bedrooms was at best +5 to freezing temperature.
    2. HRV not balanced properly. Even after the temperature was set at 20 in the hallway, the temperature stayed at 5 in the bedrooms. There was always a 10 to 15 degree difference in temperature.

    For Americans 0 = 32, -40 = -40F, 20 is room temperature.

    I would appreciate any help.

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    Re: Taping problems in cold house.

    I have never heard of "rounding off" referring to drywall. Must be a geographical language difference. Please explain for the audience what it means?
    Tom

    "Whoever ceases to be a student has never been a student." George Iles

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    • #3
      Re: Taping problems in cold house.

      Better yet, put up a picture so we can all see.

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      • #4
        Re: Taping problems in cold house.

        Sound like a problem that was caused by the owner turning down the heat to a level that compromised your work.
        Can you verify this and what can you do about it.
        please post a picture of this rounding off
        Mark Parlee
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        • #5
          Re: Taping problems in cold house.

          Originally posted by loosepucks View Post
          I recently ran into a problem with my taping rounding off on the inside corners of the entire house. Home is a newly constructed bungalow with 8ft walls and regular 6/12 flat bottom cord trusses.
          I took 10 days off during christmas break. We had the house 75% completed painting. When we came back after our break the corners were rounded off.
          We had terrible weather. -50 celsius for most of the winter break and a couple of days that went to -10 celsius. We live in Manitoba, Canada. The change in temperature was crazy.
          I have 2 issues that I think are the cause of the problem.

          1. I think the homeowners set the thermostat down. When I arrived my first day back, the temperature in the 3 bedrooms was at best +5 to freezing temperature.
          2. HRV not balanced properly. Even after the temperature was set at 20 in the hallway, the temperature stayed at 5 in the bedrooms. There was always a 10 to 15 degree difference in temperature.

          For Americans 0 = 32, -40 = -40F, 20 is room temperature.

          I would appreciate any help.
          I'm kind of thinking that you just didn't embed the tape back into the corners enough. I did that once when I first started, and they were sort of "rounded off". What I did, was rip it out and do it over again. Turning up the heat a bit more wouldn't hurt either.

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