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October 25, 1997 at 12:29 am #10694mikeGuest
is there a place on the web that can give me a step by step instruction on how to install and mud drywall? like do i hang it horizonaly verticly and do all the joints have to be backed by a 2+4 stud
October 25, 1997 at 7:00 am #76524Bruce MGuest
Go to http://www.hometime.com and look around there. However, your best bet is to go to the library and get a good book on the basics of drywall….there are many such how-to books.
As a general guide, yes you must have a framing member behind each drywall joint. Otherwise, later on when someone leans or pushes even slightly on the wall, the joint will crack. On walls longer than 8 feet, I hang my drywall vertically, as I don’t like to take the time to make drywall butt-joints fit. And finally, a word on ‘mudding’ joints. In my experience, this is where the ‘art’ of drywalling comes in to play, as it takes an experienced and ‘artful’ eye and hand to get the drywall compound absolutely flat after sanding. The common error made by homeowners new to drywalling is to over-work joints, both in applying compound and sanding it off after it dries. Again, a good instructional book will help you here.
October 25, 1997 at 7:20 pm #76538JTGuest
Mike, I’ve seen several books on drywall, but by
far the best is Drywall: Professional Techniques for
Walls & Ceilings, and the companion video Drywall:
Hanging and Taping, both by Myron Ferguson (Taunton
Press, http://www.taunton.com). As with many areas in building
it makes a huge difference to actually watch someone
doing the job correctly. The book also explains the
trade-offs between hanging vertically and horizontally.
December 1, 1997 at 12:00 am #76839Jim BusbinGuest
Though not the internet source you may be
looking for, you may want to check with one
of the large do-it-yourself/building supply
places (like Home Depot, HQ, etc). At various
times they conduct free-to-the-public classes
on such things as basic drywall techniques.
Hope this is of some use.
September 4, 2000 at 4:11 pm #96648billGuest
I HAVE DRYWALL CIELING IN THE GARAGE. THE TAPE AROUND THE EDGE IS FALLING DOWN. THE FINISH IS A POPCORN FINISH.I LIVE IN FL. WHAT IS CAUSEING THIS. THE HOUSE IS 14 YEARS OLD
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