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Drywall has several common names, such as gypsum board and sheetrock. It is mainly used in the construction of walls, but also has other uses. A plaster is made of gypsum, poured flat and smooth, and then wrapped in paper. The pieces are joined with strips of paper, and cemented down with a compound known as "mud." After the mud is dry, it is sanded and the wall is finished with paint, texture, wallpaper, or a variety of other creative means.
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Yes you can. You must first paint over the old plaster with a product such as Eucoweld, which chemically adheres the new plaster to the old.
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Do you have a 3rd hole for the sprayer? My sink often gets a little water underneath because water trickles down the sprayer hose and underneath the sink when it isn't used properly. There are pipes (not visible) that are inside the wall. That may be the source of your leak. You would have to cut …
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Actually, I have found an easier way compared to EZ anchors. When you use the PowerHook picture hanger, it holds up to 120 pounds on drywall with no need for a stud. There is just one hook and no need for multiple screws or a power drill to screw into the wall.
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Well first you would use Kilz primer you have to prime the drywall first then any latex is what contractors use.<><>Kilz primer is OK, but expensive and unnecessary unless you have stains on a wall or ceiling you need to cover before paint. Any good Latex based PVA primer is good on new…
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If it is necessary to paint a hair-on cowhide rug, use spray paint for fabric. If latex or oil paint is used it will make the rug stiff and sticky.
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If you are looking for a professional painter no less than $15,000 If you are ok with 'just a painter " probably you can find somebody to do the job for $7-8000. That all depends on the location of your new house.
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First you need to check with your county codes to see exactly how it should be installed. I know where I grew up you were not allow dry wall the backing had to be some type of stone or brick, you also had to have it off the floor by 6 inches and inside some type of staging area, also made of either…
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The best way is to find a stud in the wall and use screws. If your place of choice is not near a stud, then you simply use EZ Anchors. These are large thread hollow screws made in 4 sizes and in plastic or aluminium. They have a triple point for biting into drywall and are screwed in with a Phillips…
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You can buy drywall compound already mixed. If you don't have one, buy two putty knives (they're cheap) one small and one larger (for larger jobs.) If there are small holes in the drywall you can simply fill the hole with the drywall compound. You may need to give it a second application or even thi…
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XX is not a standard marking. I do not know what you are looking at specifically however; the Gypsum Association has a web site that I use a lot http://www.gypsum.org/. The most common marking for fire ratting is either TYPE X or TYPE C. Look at the GA sit or find the manufacturer site and look fo…
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You patch it with scrap drywall pieces or use mesh tape.
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Answer I have been in the business since 1959, and the first time we used it was in 1976 in Anchorage AK. The trouble with it is it is water resistant, not waterproof. That means that after a period of time usually a few years, the water penetrates, and if you didn't use felt paper before install…
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Between $0.80 and $1.20 per sqft for materials and labor. Between $0.60 and $0.90 for labor alone. Paint ready. The smaller the job, the higher the price per sqft.Note that is is per sq ft of wall space, not floor space. So a 10x10 room with 8' ceilings would be 40' of wall x 8' = 320 sq ft.
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Yes and no. Short answer is you need to apply a bonding agent to the durock so the plaster will stick. Blueboard is chemically treated to accept plaster, durock is not so it will just fall off without a bonding agent.
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Gemini coatings in El Reno Oklahoma has a laminate patch system. If you call them or email them, they can refer you to a local repair guy that has their system. You would be surprised what can be fixed. However, the cost can surpass the cost of a new top even if the backsplash can be saved. There …
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Drywall finishers make between $15 and $25 an hour depending on their skill level and where they work. Most workers are paid hourly while some are paid by the job, once completed.
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Well here's my entirely too short explanation while my wife is in the shower and I'm goofing around killing time. Apply a thin layer (1/8-1/4"thick) of all purpose joint compound (you will want to use reg. or medium for taping, not lightweight!) to your sheetrock joint. Immediately while mud is sti…
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Matching Drywall Repair From my experience, I'd say apply a few extra coats of primer, letting it dry between coats. Eventually, the primer will fill in the differences in the patch and dry wall, giving you the appearance you want. You may want to prime the entire wall after the primer coats and…
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ANSWER:Check with the building codes. The only restriction will probably be that the board has to be painted with a flame resistant paint. This can be bought at a place that sells paint and can be added to any color paint. It is a small tube or container. We have to use a piece of plywood at least 5…
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http://www.tear-aid.com/ Tear-Aid does not sell individual patch kid to end consumers. Try using retailers like Kiddie Toys. http://www.kiddietoys.com/articles/how-to-repair-a-tear-in-inflatables-a-8.html http://www.kiddietoys.com/repair-patch-kit-for-bounce-house-ez-15.html
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The easiest way is to have a partner and two drywall horses. Pin the sheet to the ceiling with your heads and nail the perimeter and best result is to have a follow up guy to screw it off as you and your partner hang.
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A typical "grandfather" clause will usually only apply when there is no harm in allowing continued use of pre-existing construction that was built to the proper code at the time it was installed. If later code requires upgrades for "life safety" or other health or safety reasons (especially in multi…
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It depends on how big the whole is. For smaller holes you can use a self adhesive plasterboard joint tape like
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The best sound proofing drywall plywood and adhesive solutions are somewhat a matter of debate. Some of the top selling solutions include sheet rock with SilentFX or QuietRock.
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You should use epoxy paint to paint rubber. Epoxy paint works well with rubber because it is made to resist chipping, and flaking.
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By passing an electrical current from one pin to the other. The greater the moisture content, the higher the resistance. By measuring the resistance, it gives an estimate of the average moisture content. I think. 2009/03/14 - Correct, but exactly backwards .... Moisture (water) can be a conducto…
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I don't know if the pros recommend it, but I've used my orbital sander with fine (150 grit) paper. I attach my shop vac to the sander's output and even vent the shop vac out a window for a near dustless sanding job. You do have to be careful. Even light pressure on the sander can eat through the mud…
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Answer To put the planks up horizontally, I would find all of the wall studs and mark them ( maybe with a chalk line). Then, using a 2 1/2" finish nailer, nail the cedar over the sheet rock directly into the studs. I think this would allow for better expansion and contraction. Glue may fail over …
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That depends where you are. Here in western Canada, an average sheet, 1/2 x 4 ft x 8 ft is around $12 retail. I understand it is much less in parts of US.
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No, the prime coat can go on anytime.
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should you install sheetrock horizontal or vertical
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Most truss systems are spaced 24 inches on center. Depending on the length, or load applied they will sometimes need to be spaced 16 inches on center. Trussed Rafters as advised by TRADA are now spaced at 600mm c/c.
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Old style drywall in this size is around 78 pounds . -I say old style as many drywall boards are now coming out in 'light' gypsum that is about 30% less weight.
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Standard drywall weighs about 3.4 lbs per sq ft per inch thickness. Water resistant drywall (greenboard) weighs about 3.9 lbs. per sq. ft. per inch thickness. Firecode C drywall weighs about 4.2 lbs. per sq. ft. per inch thickness. These are approximations, as the ratio of core vs. covering varies f…
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Drywall is a centre core of calcium sulfate dihydrate sandwiched between two thick layers of special paper. In manufacture, liquid mud is poured onto the lower sheet as it rolls along a continuous conveyor, then the top cover of paper is laid on it as goes through a dryer and thickness roller.
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I'm ripping off my nasty carpet and talked to my contractor friend and she said to paint the plywood with a water based opaque deck stain. She mentioned the brand Fortune. Then you seal it with a gloss or whatever finish. Do not wet the plywood, it needs to be cleaned without getting it wet. I'll le…
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To place pieces of wood or metal together, it is in a glue stick, to dig up and down dirt from ground, or to lower and raise things
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you join tape to the wall with joint cement, then cover the joint with joint compound (mud) . once it drys, apply another coat of mud. once this drys apply a final skim coat of mud. each coast your mud should be thinner and the first coat of mud should be thick enuff not to fall of the knife or trow…
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The white side needs to be out. If you look closely at the edge you will see a slight recess in the board. This is so you can mud and tape the joint and not have a bump at the joint.
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$6.00 per sheet
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yes If you dont prime new drywall, then there is a chance that the orange peel texture maynot cover all unpainted surfaces and you may have to repaint due to the obsorbtion of the paint in the drywall. It also helps seal the surface of the new drywall and makes for a better and more uniform finish.
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Varies hugely depending on your area. The amount of moisture, extent of damage, geographic location, and whether your insurance will cover the restoration costs. It may not cost you anything.
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If it is just a small amount, cut it with a craft knife with the blade almost parallel to the drywall. You will have to mud over the cut.
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Depending upon whether it was being sanded from the wall or ceiling there are both similar products. The common term is joint compound or spackling.
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Usually, there is drywall under the wallpaper. It is not difficult to remove the wallpaper (by steaming, or another method) to get to the basic drywall. Then, you can texture it and then paint it.
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You put the screw back in the plastic, screw it in for a few turns & then pull the rest of the molly bolt out of the wall. It will leave a big hole that you need to patch & repaint.
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Yes, mud is a compound .
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It will cost about $1.40 per square foot to texture drywall. The total will generally depend on the amount of texture you're looking to get done on your drywall.
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Standard drywall weighs about 3.4 lbs per sq ft per inch thickness. Water resistant drywall (greenboard) weighs about 3.9 lbs. per sq. ft. per inch thickness. Firecode C drywall weighs about 4.2 lbs. per sq. ft. per inch thickness. These are approximations, as the ratio of core vs. covering varies f…
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eating it tastes horrible, but im not sure if eating it can hurt you so much...ive been ingesting a certain amount for 21 years as a drywaller and nothing yet lol.
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The board is composed of a layer of gypsum rock sandwiched between two layers of special paper. You must translate this is Finnish langvitsh: Levyt valmistetaan joko luonnonkipsistä tai voimalaitoskaasujen puhdistuksessa syntyvästä kemiallisesti puhtaasta sivuainekipsistä. Pieneltä osin käyte…
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Depends how fast you want it done. I'd recommend just letting a hanger bid a job, otherwise you run into the risk of having him take his sweet time. I charge by the board so as fast as I want to hang it or as slow as I want to hang it depends on me. But you should pay them 60 an hour if they're putt…
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Cooler nails were designed for use in building pallets and crates for the storage and transport of food and vegetables. Their name reflects their use in building "coolers" for refrigerated and frozen produce. A cooler nail is similar in profile to a common nail, but has a thinner shank and slightly …
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You use an air compressor with an attachment to spray the compound on the wall. Hog squash. You can apply it with a roller, however, it is easier and makes a better appearance if you use the air gun to spray it on. If you use a roller, the easier way to go is to get the powder texture. However, you…
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If the tile is glazed it should pop off easily once dry If unglazed place a wet sponge on top of it and let it soak for awhile, then carefully scrape the plaster off.
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GYPSUM is the main mineral in Drywall.
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You would use it anywhere the moisture level is high, such as bathrooms, utility rooms, water softener rooms, etc. Greenboard is not water proof, just more resistant to water damage and mold.
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they figure a man can hang about 6-8 sheets 4x8 an hour - when you figure in cutting round outlets - windows ect. drywallers don't make alot of money say -8.00 to 15.00 an hour ....... drywall is usually charged by the square foot --- at .60-1.25 a foot including finishing ...... .15 to .40 just for…
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The old sheet is about 54 pounds. Most plants are not making those much longer. The new 'light' sheet is around 36 pounds.
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No, but you need a mask or you will inhale lots of fine calcium dust.
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You prime it with drywall primer.
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Rub it with a damp rag, it will come off quite easily.
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Personally I would get out my trammel points: these are devices that make any 3/4 x 3/4 stick of wood into a giant compass and have clamps on them and a place to put a pencil, or just get a straight piece of 3/4" stock and drive a nail in one end and a hole in the other end that would accommodate a …
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not unless it specially ordered and even then it has to be a large amount. it does regularly come in widths of 8,9,10,12,and 14 foot lengths. there is also 12 ft x 54 inch drywall.
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ceiling because you wil be less likely to damage the walls as you are puting it up.
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You have a problem with the drywall. It is not a problem with the paint. Most likely it is moisture or some kind of contamination on the wall that is pulling it off the drywall. Another issue to consider is if you have too many coats on the wall the weight of all the coats of paint can cause stress …
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To waterproof plasterboard or drywall wall linings, cover them completely with a waterproof material. Materials that can be used include: Acrylic or fibreglass sheet: ~4mm thick stiff solid acrylic/fibreglass sheets that need special jointers and/or sealant at all joins and are glued to the wall…
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Yes it will mould if wet.
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the drywall screw didnt come loose the paper that the screw is holding to the wall is what came loose. a screws function is mostly in the head or flange of it. if the head goes throught the paper rather than just indenting the paper, then it ceases to hold anything and the drywall will go in and out…
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You multiply the width by the length to get square footage. Example 4x8 sheet is 32 sqare feet, 4x12 ft board has 48 square feet.
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contact a qualifies drywall finisher( taper) other than that...its a problem by problem basis that shoyuld be looked at first. soory i could not be of more help.
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There is conventional drywall, also known as gyprock, wallboard, plasterboard, sheetrock and possibly other names. This is all Hydrated calcium sulfate. The new light drywall is made with ash added as part of it, and weighs about 32 pound per standard sheet compared to 54 for old style. Drywall sh…
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Not enough to make a career of it.
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A standard 1/2 x 4ft x 8 ft weighs around 52 pounds. There are now 'lite' sheets made with 'flue ash' that are about 32 pounds.
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it will usually evaporate cleanly, then primer over it.
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If it's small spread mesh tape over it, then mud it. If bigger than doorknob size, put a patch of drywall into it then mesh tape and mud.
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When he says "I'm done"
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You first nail a mesh foundation onto the drywall, then attach the stone with a thinset mortar.
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Yes, but with a condition... paint is a smooth surface and needs to "scored" in a diagonal (diamond) patter with a utility knife with each cut 1-2" apart to give the mastik something to grabe.Ideally, you should attach a sheet of 1/4" hardi-board or dur-rock, but scoring will work fine also...______…
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less filling ...tastes great? seriously the dogs like the gypsum in it.
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Not worth trying. -Just paint over it with a good thick paint like Behr premium.
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Kilz Low VOC Interior Oil primer is best.
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Yes, you can use it.
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Wet it totally, then when it is softer , scrape it with a sharp edged wooden spatula.
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yes...the little abstards can eat it too.
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I don't believe any long-term adverse health effects have been reporting, however, this article may help you to decide if Chinese drywall is in your home: http://www.ehow.com/how_4970501_tell-home-chinese-drywall.html Why would you ask a question like that? What do you suspect "could" be a dange…
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Drywall is made from two sheets of compressed paper. They are also made from gypsum and lime. Between two sheets of compressed paper are; gypsum, lime.
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Because it's easy to mine, cheap and plentiful. Most of all, in the hundred or so years it's been used nobody has found anything better.
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Prime it with good drywall primer.
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Tape it with mesh tape, then re-mud over the crack
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No it shouldn't. Sounds like there is serious stress on the window framing. First check the foundation below the window to see if there are any cracks in the foundation. If there are you may have foundation problems. Although normal settling might still be your problem on a new house, the next plac…
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DRYWALL 1/2 4X8 HAUSBAU CORPORATION HAS IT FOUR 5.38 AND LAST TIME I CHECKED HOMEDPOT IS WAS 5.69 AND LOEWS HAD IT AT 5.69 ALSO
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The new 'light' half inch sheets are about 32 pounds.
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Scrape it very carefully with a broad wood chisel held almost parallel to the drywall. You may have to fill with some caulk or mud. -Alex ll makes an excellent filler for small areas of drywall.
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