Drywall

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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Building and Carpentry
Household Hints
Drywall

Is it safe to put nails in drywall?

Considering only safety, there is not much hazard. There may be electrical wires inside the wall, so keep that in mind. You would not want to cut into a wire with your nail.

A better question is if it's a good idea, and that depends on what you are trying to do. If you want to put in a very small nail to hang something lightweight, like a small picture, you can do that. Drywall is not very strong, but it can carry a little weight. If you want to hold something heavier, you will need to find a stud (the vertical wooden boards that form the structure of the house). A nail put through the drywall into the stud will be able to carry considerable weight. Since you may someday wish to remove this nail, I would suggest you use an appropriate screw instead.

Keep the nail or fastener to a reasonable length (appx. 1" more than the drywall thickness )and you should be OK. You could also get an inexpensive electronic stud finder with electrical wiring sensor if so inclined.

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Health
Drywall

How do you stop eating drywall?

Try doing something to distract yourself.

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another view: find out if your body is deficient of something found in drywall (if that is possible): find a very big rubber band and put it around your wrist and every time you think about drywall, snap yourself really hard.

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Building and Carpentry
Drywall

How do you hang drywall over concrete?

You can glue it or install furring strips and then nail to them. Usually you want a gap between the concrete and the drywall. Moisture can collect between the two. Usually you would hang a sheet of plastic, anchor 1x2 or 2x4 on the wall or build a complete 2x4 wall in front of the concrete, insulate it and then drywall.

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Flooring
Toronto
Drywall

How much does it cost to install drywall in Toronto?

It costs around $30 to $45 / sheet and $1.50 for /foot

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Pokemon Diamond Pearl and Platinum
Drywall

Where can you find dry stone walls in Victoria?

All over South Western Victoria. You can't miss them. They are every where.

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Salary and Pay Rates
Drywall

How much does drywall installers make a month?

Not enough for any sensible person to want to make it a career.

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Home Improvement
Painting and Staining
Drywall

What is the best paint for a bathroom ceiling over new drywall?

Well first you would use Kilz

primer you have to prime the drywall first then any latex is what contractors use.


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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 newly installed drywall.

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Home Improvement
Building and Carpentry
Geometry
Drywall

What is a beveled edge countertop?

A beveled edge features a flattened corner at approximately a 45-degree angle. The beveled edges are easy to clean and they compliment the contemporary designs. I have also installed a beveled edge granite countertop in my kitchen with the help of legacymarbleandgranite.com Thanks!!
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Painting and Staining
Drywall

Can you re-tape and float existing drywall?

shouldnt be a problem.if old drywall seal with a pigmented sealer first then retape and flush.after that treat surface as new.ie seal and double top coat.

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Drywall

How much does it cost to have someone install drywall by the square foot?

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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The Moon
Poptropica
Drywall

How do you patch bounce house holes?

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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Building and Carpentry
Drywall

On a 1989 ford fiesta carberated vehicle were is the airidle screw and emission screw?

it is probably not acarburetor unless its an xr2 after 1988 most crs used single point injection units most fiestas have this it looks just the same as a carb but has no idle or immision screws as it is all electronic wja

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Herb Gardening
Modification of Old Electrical Work
Drywall

How far apart should you place your herbs?

It depends on the plant and what you want to accomplish with them. "Herbs" can mean little bitty ground-covers like thyme or great big hedge-size plants like lavender and rosemary. Are these herbs hardy in your area? If an herb isn't going to overwinter in your area, there's no real harm in crowding them in a bed to get a fuller look. On the other hand, if you're making a hedge out of plants that are hardy, you'll want to plant them according to the growers recommendation because eventually those plants will get so large that they'll fill in the gaps naturally. Long story short, there's no one answer to this question. For best results, talk to a nursery owner in your area.

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Building and Carpentry
Drywall

Can you plaster over old plaster?

Yes you can plaster over old plaster. There are some primers that will assist adhesion, but I've never had a problem leaving them out and just applying slightly wetter plaster.

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Insurance
Liability Insurance
Workers Compensation
Drywall

How do you get no-down drywall liability insurance?

I doubt you can get any policy without some money down.

AnswerNo company is going to provide you a commercial general liability policy without collecting your initial premium payment.
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Building and Carpentry
Drywall

Can you roll on drywall joint compound?

yes you can roll on joint compound but that is usually done when you want a textured wall or cieling and does require a great deal of compound to use-- it is also a slow tedious process since the compound is thick and not so easily movable. If you are looking for a textured wall or cieling my advice is to first trowel the compound using a 1/4 inch toothed trowel and then roll it out with the texture roller. you cannot use a paint roller to roll out joint compound. There is a special textured vinyl roller for this purpose it looks like a roller created from a spool of wire.

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Health
Nutrition
Drywall

Is it harmfull to eat drywall?

Yes. An urge to do so could also be the sign of a nutritional deficiency. Consume a multivitamin and a good diet and consult medical attention if you continue to have an urge to consume drywall.

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Painting and Staining
Drywall

If your ceilings are textured with hard-rounded little bumps that are not sharp can you apply plaster or dry wall mud over it to achieve a smooth look?

yes...but the right way (and easier) is to scrape off the "hard-rounded little bumps"

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Plumbing
Building and Carpentry
Painting and Staining
Drywall

What is the price per square foot for drywall?

4' x8' sheet of drywall is 32 sq. ft. glued, hung and taped costs $23.00 so it would be .718 cents per sq foot plus the cost of the drywall

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Home Improvement
Drywall

How do you remove moisture from drywall?

you can use a fan or a heat gun.

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Home Improvement
Building and Carpentry
Drywall

How do you tape and float drywall?

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 still nice and wet apply a peice of joint tape centered over the joint. (the paper is a little more difficult to learn to use, but it will give you a stronger joint than the mesh) After you put the tape on top of the mud "drag" a 6" taping knife at 45 degree angle down the joint on top of the tape. You want enough pressure to embed the tape and squeeze out most of the mud underneath the tape, but not so much pressure that there is no mud left under the tape. (that is the tape part of "tape and float") If your just starting out after you have the joint taped it would be better to wait until that has dried and you can then come back with a 10 or 12 inch float to apply another layer of medium or lightweight mud over your taped joint.

Taping and floating is not really something you can learn to do by reading. If you could see someone do it for just a few minutes it would probably advance you several hours of reading and a few days of trial and error. If you have alot to do try to hire a pro for one day and watch him.

If you don't have alot to do try to find a job sit where they are taping and floating and go watch them a few minutes.

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Ants
Drywall

Do carpenter ants eat drywall?

Carpenter ants do not eat drywall or wood. They hollow it out to nest in it.

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Home Improvement
Building and Carpentry
Drywall

How do you get oil out of drywall?

you dont..... you can by a paint product such as " Zinser " or " Kilz" to spray to block it from coming through your drywall. it comes in a spraybomb or gallon.

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Home Improvement
Drywall

How do you repair small cracks in Drywall Board?

If they are small cracks just make sure their clean and fill with drywall compound which can be purchased in small tubs.

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Home Improvement
Drywall

How much does it cost to clean up water damage in a 20X15 foot basement - includes removing carpet and cutting dry wall 1 foot from floor?

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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