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Old 06-14-2015, 09:06 PM   #21
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That's how It's done in new construction . The Mason leaves us 1/2''+ to slide the board behind .
I love it.

Does Festool make an angle grinder?
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:07 PM   #22
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I love it.

Does Festool make an angle grinder?
It's a one shot deal. You can't get "fix a brick" in a can.
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Don't you love it when the carpenters don't leave you that room behind the stringers on stairs?
No I don't! I got pics too! I'll dig some up for you tomorrow .. Something else I 'love' is when they place the timbers for the garage doors before the rock is hung. Then I'm expected to tape up tight to it.
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It's a one shot deal. You can't get "fix a brick" in a can.
The mason places a 1/2 ply . Then pulls it out . The drywall fits tight.

It ain't rocket surgery ..
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I love it.

Does Festool make an angle grinder?
Milwaukee makes an awesome m18 fuel:sly::sly: bought one last week to grind down all the metal around fuel pumps and parking bollards at a gas station. Worked swell too. No cords stretched out all over.
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The mason places a 1/2 ply . Then pulls it out . The drywall fits tight.

It ain't rocket surgery ..
I'm talking about Easy cutting the brick now. I get that it would've been easier in new construction. But taking a grinder to the brick now is certainly a one shot deal.
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You're telling me you wouldn't trust the guy who just cut his grinder cord off, with his grinder, for the SECOND time this year to cut that line freehand, in a furnished condo?

Oh ye of little faith.
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I'm talking about Easy cutting the brick now. I get that it would've been easier in new construction. But taking a grinder to the brick now is certainly a one shot deal.
Like flat tapping or having to skim flat bead to brick, once is all you'll ever do it willingly.
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Cove molding gets my vote. Easiest and fastest. IMO
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I put blue tape on the brick before mudding. It helps keep some of the sand / grit out of the mud. After the 2nd coat cut the tape out with a razor then carefully apply the 3rd coat.
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I once scribed drywall to a stone wall built in the 1800s. While I think it looked awful the buildings owner loved it. But for brick you want a nice clean line cut your board a 1/4 short and put tear away bead on. In my opinion anytime you try to fill all the gaps along the mortar joint it makes it look like Joe the HO did it
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Guys I owe you all a drink. I just put the 3rd coat on and it's looking magnificent.
I'll post process pics as soon as it's painted tomorrow, but I'm really happy with the results.
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Guys I owe you all a drink. I just put the 3rd coat on and it's looking magnificent.
I'll post process pics as soon as it's painted tomorrow, but I'm really happy with the results.
Careful what you promise! some pretty expensive tastes among the drinkers around here!#:beer::beer:
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Here we go....


Scribe drywall to brick:


I really nailed the scribing step on one of the two sides(smoother brick to work with). I applied mud right onto the rock with no tape on this side pictured. On the right hand side of the room I used StraitFlex OG scribed tighter to the wall.

One coat:


Two Coats:


Three Coats:


Painted:


Put the trim back against the wall, stained portion of flooring that was under the old plate/trim. Really swished the color match on the stain. Thanks, Colonial Maple! Two coats of white semi on the trim and we're looking like a million bucks.




Thanks again guys. It was very helpful having this thread in my back pocket knowing I had 3 or 4 ways to skin the cat ready just in case one didn't work. The meticulous drywall scribe is 100% the way to go. Cove moulding never would have worked. The brick was way way too wonky.
Also, for anybody that might read this in the future, try to avoid putting caulk to the brick. If you "oops" somewhere, it's really annoying to scrape the caulk off the brick. Excess compound can be easily scored with a knife, scraped with a putty knife, then wiped off with a heavy sponge. It looks immaculate when you're done and doesn't take nearly as long as you'd think it would. It took me under an hour to clean up all three edges using that method.
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I would have used tear way and caulked the gap to allow for expansion but thats me. It also saves time cutting in paint.

Looks good
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Nice work Easy!
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I would have used tear way and caulked the gap to allow for expansion but thats me. It also saves time cutting in paint.

Looks good
I've never used tear away before. I was scared.

Steel studs and 150 year old brick made me feel ok about the joint staying put.

I'll try the tear away next time.
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Blue tape on the brick for easier clean up.
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Nice work easy!!! Looks great!
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Blue tape on the brick for easier clean up.
Gorilla tape works better ..in my travels the blue painters tape seemed to be a hassle over brick or any masonry . (Adhesion ) plus compound sticks to the blue tape like chit on a blanket...the gobbles need to be cleaned off between coats. With gorilla tape it just pops off...without having to remask between coats.

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