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Aug 11, 2016

Hanging ceiling on 2 by 4s

I need to lower my basement ceiling height about an inch due to plumbing. So I would like to run 2 by 4s across my floor joist to lower my ceiling than

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Jan 14, 2016

Screws

How many screws do you use per drywall sheet?

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Jan 14, 2016

Ryan

Finishing off a basement and the people who hung the sheetrock didn't stagger wall seams. I have put mud on sanded and now textured. The problem is when

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Mar 13, 2015

john R

I need to drywall 4 doorways 2 are 8'x 4' should I use one sheet vertical or 2 sheets horizontal? the doors are 32.

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Mar 13, 2015

Repair water damaged drywall

How can I repair the water damage to this drywall ceiling? The source of the water leak has been fixed. There is blown-in insulation above it. I'll

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Mar 13, 2015

Drmaslanik

I have a wall that got wet from a plumbing leak. Will the drywall eventually dry out or will it have to be replaced?

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Mar 13, 2015

Ryan

Finishing off a basement and the people who hung the sheetrock didn't stagger wall seams. I have put mud on sanded and now textured. The problem is when

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Mar 13, 2015

Blocking

Wondering if there are any guidelines as to when you should provide a block/nailer for drywall on a ceiling. I ask because my ceiling is framed 24 oc and

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Nov 10, 2014

Paint Ready Finish

I've recently had approx 2500 sq ft of drywall installed in a basement reno. The contract stated the drywall to be completed to paint ready finish. My

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Nov 10, 2014

Dry wall off cuts placed within the wall

Having removed the existing dry wall, I found pieces of dry wall off cuts placed behind the existing dry wall, extending from the floor upwards for about

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Nov 10, 2014

Taper to cut joint or cut to cut??

I understand the value of having tapered joints however the project iam going to be doing is replacing the bottom two feet of drywall in a basement so

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Jul 25, 2014

Happy Homebuyer

I just bought a home that is 1008 square feet, how much drywall do I need to re-drywall the home?

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Nov 17, 2013

DF Homes

Can I install drywall directly over foil faced insulation ?

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Nov 17, 2013

Drywall paper peeled

Hello. I have a question I'm hoping to get some help with, and even more, hoping you will tell me what I want to hear! I live in a 40+ year old home .

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Nov 17, 2013

perlite ceiling that is peeling

I have a perlite ceiling that is peeling away. I have removed the peeling and I am left with bare spots What is the best way to repair it besides sanding

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