01:21PM | 01/26/05
Member Since: 01/25/05
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I asked this question in the other (FixIt) forum as well. Got one reply there, suggesting that the problem might be truss lift. Don't think that applies in my case - two story house, with joists over the room in question. I might add that the cracks are *not* large - maybe 1/16" or a bit more, and easily filled with caulk. I'm just wondering if I'm on the right track thinking it's a minor, temperature related problem...

Put up crown molding in dining room last August. Looked great then, still looks great. But just noticed that if you look closely, small cracks have opened up in a few places between ceiling and molding. Almost all on exterior wall, so I assume temp change (cold weather) has something to do with it. No problems on interior walls. I can caulk and repaint, no problem, but I hate to think that I'll have to do this regularly... Am I correct in thinking that this is a one-time, temp-related problem? House is 10 yrs old, so I don't think there are any settling issues.



10:02AM | 01/29/05
Member Since: 01/28/05
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We have the same problem but it corrects itself as soon as the furnace goes off for the season. We were told it was due to the construction method. The roof truss moves up and down due to temp and moisture change.

hope this helps


07:09PM | 02/02/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
For more info on truss uplift & crown molding I cover that in my crown installation tutorial:

Alter Eagle Construction & Design


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