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  • Attach baseboard to drywall some how attached to firewall?

    My son's condo was built in the 70s,.
    I cannot tell how the drywall is attached to the firewall.
    It is very flexible at floor level, and appears to be about 1/2 inch away from the cement block firewall.
    Laminate flooring is done.
    Now it's now time to attach the baseboard.
    Every room has one wall which is a firewall.

    Adhesive of some sort?

    Thanks.

    Noel
    "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
    'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
    "
    John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher
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    Re: Attach baseboard to drywall some how attached to firewall?

    How about that no more nails stuff?
    Steve The Drill Sergeant
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      Re: Attach baseboard to drywall some how attached to firewall?

      Painters acrylic caulk
      Put a smear on the back of it and a few short brad nails in a V pattern to hold it (where needed.)
      Or no more nails, or pl premium- most anything will hold trim.

      Nathan

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        Re: Attach baseboard to drywall some how attached to firewall?

        Construction adhesive and weights, braces or jiffy poles to keep the baseboard tight to the wall until the adhesive sets. Depending on the thickness of the baseboard you may be able to cross nail with air nails to hold it tight but if the nails are too long they will bounce back and too short and they do nothing.

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          Re: Attach baseboard to drywall some how attached to firewall?

          Another trick is to use tub surround adhesive. Apply the tub surround adhesive to the baseboard and press it to wall in place then remove it for a few minutes. Now put the baseboard back in place and the adhesive will grab like contact cement. If the wall is badly bowed you may still need weights or braces but if you're lucky you can just walk away.

          Another trick is to use construction adhesive and dabs of hot melt glue as a clamp. I've done miles of trim using this method in retail store construction. You have to work fast though.
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            Re: Attach baseboard to drywall some how attached to firewall?

            Thanks for all the help.

            I will do dots of the stuff, for as sure as God made little apples, it will have to be removed some time.

            Noel
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            "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
            'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
            "
            John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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