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Shawn Masterson

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07-08-2013 11:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip question trick trim finishing joining traditional modern

I have been trimming in a hotel remodel on the local campus. I have been averaging 400+ running feet of crown a day by myself. I have noticed about 4 weeks ago they removed the dehumidifiers on all of the floors. The drywallers have a humidistat hanging on each floor. I noticed it read 72% and 83 degrees and it has been riding there for awhile. The CM is claiming if they cycle the AC slowly the trim won’t pop. I call BS. from everything I know of when the ac starts sucking that much humidity out the trim will shrink up a lot. I am no expert So i am asking what do you guys think? all of the panels are MDF and the trim is all primed poplar.

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#1 posted 07-08-2013 11:22 PM

Guaranteed to shrink! Good thing you had the discussion before they started cycling the ac. Make sure you get before and after pics for when their punch list comes out. I cant believe they had you install before building acclimation.

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#2 posted 07-09-2013 01:38 AM

I like for my material to acclimate in it’s environment but given that your dealing with MDF and kiln dried primed poplar you might be alright.

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