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    Techniques for Installing Drywall

    Techniques for Installing Drywall

  • Hiding Cracks You Cannot Close

      Truss uplift causes cracks between the wall and the ceiling that open and close every year and you cannot plaster or caulk them shut.  For details on the cause and solutions to this problem follow this link. If you cannot do the major work required to prevent this crack from opening, or you j...
  • Weather Restrictions: Acoustical Sealant

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Acoustical Sealant Temperature Limitations: Product must be above +5 C (+40 F) -- but surface can be below freezing. Rain Limitations: Apply to a dry surface. Wind Limitatio...
  • Two innovative tools - drywall saw & screw gun

    When you are looking for professional tool quality, in a DIY package -- here are two great tools.The Rock-Eater is the best drywall saw ever made. The blade is far more rigid than an ordinary saw to allow it to be of a higher temper. That gives it a much sharper piercing point and best of all i...
  • Repairing a 6x6 hole in drywall.

    Mike asked for help in repairing a large hole in drywall, so we built a model with several alternatives. All of them work.  Follow this link to the Learning Curve Tab for a video on all of this.The traditional technique is to slide wood, or even drywall strips into the wall and screw them into p...
  • Drywall Nail Pops

    Maureen in Abbotsford BC has nail heads popping out of her walls a bit all over the house. This is unfortunately so common that the term "nail popping" is used to refer to nail heads showing up in drywall. The problem is that there is a space between the drywall and the stud, and when someone l...
  • Is the wetness of wood important in construction?

    The water content of a piece of wood can be measured with the use of an instrument called a hygrostat. It has two sharp probes which penetrate the wood and measure the electrical resistance between the two probes. This is translated into % of saturation of the wood. 100% would be dripping wet ...
  • Speciality tools -- things you may not have even known existed

    What do you do with the wood plane in the first photo? Not only does the base adjust to different curves, but can be reversed for outside curves. This is the standard plane for making barrel staves and wagon wheels. Although I have never made a wagon wheel I have used it for finishing off ...
  • Why are there cracks that come and go in my ceiling?

      Chris from Clarenville, Newfoundland has a mysterious crack in his ceiling that you can see in the photo. It comes and goes with the seasons and nothing appears to be able to keep it closed. Why he asks. Many houses today are constructed with pre-fabricated "trusses" for the ceiling joists an...
  • TIP: Use contact cement to attach drywall corner bead.

    Kevin from Toronto has passed on his tip for getting drywall corner bead on the wall straighter and easier -- use contact cement rather than screws or crimping. He says it cost a bit more money, but the tapers don't complain anymore.It certainly does work, and you will find it even easier to do ...