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Crown Molding installation question

I am putting up crown molding in my bathroom and I have just put in my cleats and I am ready to nail the molding. The Molding is large but the runs and not that long. I was wondering what type of fasteners would be recommended for installation.

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I used 2 inch 16 gauge nails in my nailer.....

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You use a nail gun is that recommended? I have a pasloade but it does shoot very big nails. Would you recommend a nail gun over a hammer and nail?
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You use a nail gun is that recommended? I have a pasloade but it does shoot very big nails. Would you recommend a nail gun over a hammer and nail?

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Hammer and nails? How do those work??? I haven't put in a single nail by hand on my entire house remodel. I'd see I that gun of yours will shoot 16 gauge and use it

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Always mark your studs and use a nail gun. I am still wondering what cleats are and I have put up a lot of crown.

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You use a nail gun is that recommended? I have a pasloade but it does shoot very big nails. Would you recommend a nail gun over a hammer and nail?
Depends on the crown...

Guy that taught me how to run crown did NOT allow nailguns...
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I am putting up crown molding in my bathroom and I have just put in my cleats and I am ready to nail the molding. The Molding is large but the runs and not that long. I was wondering what type of fasteners would be recommended for installation.

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Depending on the design of the crown and your cleats (or backer), you could use 18 ga 1¼" brad nails.







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Always mark your studs and use a nail gun. I am still wonder what cleats are and I have put up a lot of crown.
I was also wondering about the cleats.

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I was also wondering about the cleats.

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Cleats are usually a triangle shaped rip from a 2 x 4 that fits behind the crown and is fastened up first to provide a constant nailer for the crown. It comes in handy on walls that run parallel with the ceiling joists. The only thing you have to remember is to leave the cleats a few inches short of any corner you are running the crown straight in and the other piece is coped.
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Cleats are usually a triangle shaped rip from a 2 x 4 that fits behind the crown and is fastened up first to provide a constant nailer for the crown. It comes in handy on walls that run parallel with the ceiling joists. The only thing you have to remember is to leave the cleats a few inches short of any corner you are running the crown straight in and the other piece is coped.
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+1. Here is an example of a cleat I installed to a L & P wall in order to install crown.
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How would you end a run of crown that went from an inside corner to butt up against a cabinet?
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How would you end a run of crown that went from an inside corner to butt up against a cabinet?
If the crown stops at a cabinet, I just cross cut @ 90°, unless it's going to run around the top of the cabinet.







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i shoot crown with 15ga 2 1/2" at marked studs/ceiling joists. then i go around and hand drive #8 x 2 1/2" finish nails into the stubborn areas. spend time first with a stud finder and mark everything with tape. if i need to install a backer, i glue and nail it up.
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