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How Do You Install Drywall? #217480
08/13/16 11:59 AM
08/13/16 11:59 AM
bostonplaster  Offline OP
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Worcester MA
Begin by hanging the 1/2 finished drywall, wallboard, blueboard, sheetrock, or plasterboard on the walls and ceilings.

Some cities may only have 5/8 or double 5/8 boards for the ceiling. If there are any apartments above, you must screw the plasterboard on the ceiling with at least 5 to 6 screws in each strip.

Only 4 to 5 screws per strip are necessary for the walls. Hang the drywall or plasterboard on the ceiling first, and then the walls after. That will make plastering over the cracks on angles easier.

When hanging the drywall or plasterboard on the walls, be sure to cut the whole drywall over the doors and windows. Using small pieces can cause cracks in the future.

Tape the drywall or plasterboard joints starting with the flat parts of the board. Then place the two pieces together and tape them at an angle.


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Re: How Do You Install Drywall? [Re: bostonplaster] #217482
08/13/16 06:46 PM
08/13/16 06:46 PM
HotLine1  Offline

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Brick, NJ USA
OK, Thanks for that I guess. I always used to sub out all drywall/plaster work as my crew and myself are electricians.

The same with trenching/excavating



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