Drywall joints - H channel?

Is there any sort of product available that an be used on drywall joints that can be used in place of mud and taping. I am thinking of something like an 'H' channel like that used for paneling. I just want to sheetrock my garage and don't want to do any taping if I don't have to. Same thing for inside and outside corners. Thank you, rudy
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So don't tape I did my garage and did not tape the oints. Sure, they don't look as pretty as a real drywall job, but it is garage/workshop so I just left it as is. Ed
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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

Hi, What about air leakage sealing then? Tony
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I used a plastic vapor barrier. Home Depot has plastic sheeting that has a fire retardant and can be used over the insulation. In my case, I was looking to add some insulation as I work in the garage/shop during the winter. Appearance is secondary, but I did put a coat of white primer on the walls. Sure brightens it up also. Ed
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There is an edging material that is meant to be used for exposed edges. About 1" on the backside and about .5" on the edge and front side. It is sold a Lowes and HD.
The problem I foresee is that I doubt that you will be able to fit the joints tightly enough to effect a neat appearance. If it is in a garage just hang the rock and tape it when the look starts to bother you. Or tape it with a light coat and don't do all the extra work to finish it properly.
If that is never, so be it.
Colbyt
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My brother did a neat job in his Den like this. He glued the sheetrock to teh studs while swreing down only on the edges. He then used ceder boards 1X's to kind of frame in around all the joints and hide them, very rustic look. He also has a few pieces going diagonaly for apperance. Could just use standard 1X lumber to use in hiding the joints or maybe even thinner strips ?

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It seems more time has been taken to discuss this then to just put your head down and do it and be done with it? It doesn't have to be living room perfect. Get some of the self sticking mesh tape and do one or two coats of mud. It's all in the wrist!! (Also you haven't considered the screw/nail heads that need to be taken care of as well). Simple coat or two mud on them and your done as well. The seceret to mudding is not to play with it, put it on walk away and rework the flaws later after it dries, as trying to take care of them when wet will just smear the whole mess around........
Rich

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Rich, do you happen to live in Dallas? Best tape and bed man I ever saw is Rich in Dallas. His philosophy is a lot like your especially the "be done with it part" and he is the fastest ever too, in half a morning he's done anybody elses day's worth . Doesn't make the whole job anyfaster though cause of the "walk away" part. Still gotta wait for it to set up till the next day. The only part that is differant is "just put your head down and do it " When he does the ceiling he looks up. Anyway, Rudy, dang this looks like a good way to learn tape and bed. Specially if you don't care what it looks like. Not gonna take any longer than any other way. Messin around sliding moulding over the edges etc, And what about odds and ends with partial sheets. and Rich's nail heads? The board and batten idea sounds OK. That's kinda what MC's bro did. Get you some 1X3 furring strips and nail um over the joints and over the nails. and now you got furring for hanging stuff on.
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