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Old 07-18-2018, 06:41 PM   #1
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Have customer some distance away, who says he has removed most of the joiner strips.

He wants me to look at taping and finishing his modular sheetrock - all drywall that I have done has been either commercial/metal or residential structures.

Am a little concerned about the backing/how wallboard was put up (if it has sufficient support, or if it relies on the joiners).

Is it generally okay to tape these joints, from a standpoint of potential cracking, etc?
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Those walls can move a lot more thsn a regular wall, so they're more prone to cracking.

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The wholly wood framed floor modular homes I seen (NO METAL FRAME like a 'trailer home') were MUCH stiffer then same generation of spec homes as they where design and built to SUCCESSFULLY travel hundreds of mile on bumpy highways...

If the home has been wet, some structural integrity might of been destroyed....

In addition to double and triple rim joists, the sheathing and dry wall are commonly glued and fastened to the framing.....

Whisper that it might be CHEAPER to move to a home with "real" dry wall than polish a turd, IMHO.
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The framing on thesr movr relstively easily. Fall against a wall, and you'll see ehat I mean
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The framing on thesr movr relstively easily. Fall against a wall, and you'll see ehat I mean
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Re: Taping & Finishing Modular Home


Op sounds like he's dealing with a double wide, not a modular like 4th Gen is talking about.

I live in a double wide, and have taken the strips off and taped the wall board in a couple of the rooms. There's no taper on the board in mine, so all your seams will probably be butt joints.

It is all glued and stapled to the studs though, I've torn some off, and it comes off in bite size pieces.


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