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    Why do some contractors make you tape the internals before the coving goes up, i know its for fire rating but is it really necessary?

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    It's generally to prevent sound transference in timber framed buildings or blocks of flats. You would get the same result if acoustic or fire caulk was used. Lately, it may also be to do with air testing.

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    Right that makes sense, cheers TonyM

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    Tony's spot on - air testing mainly, came across this recently and asked the same question, nice to see i wasn't the only one wondering why we tape it and cover it up !
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    well i got told when i asked why, because we fn pay you for it so do it ok
    i thought fu##ing cheeky bas##ard,then waited until he went out and flung the cove up
    air testing what do they know..
    hey belmoreboy bought a 2.5"butterfly 2 week ago got it next day well chuffed hardly any cleaning of the walls compared to 2"!!!!class saves a bit of time..
    wheres ma free bag

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    have saw some d##khead site agents cut squres out of the coving before to see if it had been taped

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