Found 60 results for the keyword ‘Drywall’

  • How do you trim half an inch off the edge of drywall?

    Scoring and snapping drywall is very easy, if you are not near the edge of the board.Sawing it is pretty messy and planing off the edge is long and messy as well when you just want to trim an inch or so from the edge.The secret is to have a special drywall edging tool that has two spiked wheels t...
  • Pro: Dustless Drywall

    We all dream of dustless drywalling?especially in a renovation job with shag carpets in the next room. So product development people are bringing sanders with vacuum attachments to the stores. If you have ever tried to vacuum up gypsum dust you may have found out that it is very abrasive stuf...
  • Radiant Heating Systems for Homes

    Radiant Heating and Convection Heating are the two primary types of ways we heat our houses. FORCED AIR HEATINGConvection heating means moving hot air -- what we usually call a forced air heating system simply heats air and moves it around the house through a system of fans and ducts.  Forced air...
  • Truss Up-Lift -- that changing crack between the wall and the ceiling

      In all too many new houses, there is a seasonal problem where in the winter the ceiling actually lifts itself right off the wall in the centre of the house, and then settles down after the heating season.  Even in some older houses this goes on every year.  What causes this crack? Avoiding...
  • Tip -- Drywall butt joints without any bumps!

    Robert in High River, Alberta sent us a great idea for those ceiling butt joints that are so hard to hide.Rather than having the butt ends of his drywall meet on a ceiling joist as is standard, Robert has them meet floating in the air right in-between two ceiling joists. Then he puts a plywood s...
  • Re-attaching drywall tape in a shower.

    Vaclav, from Edmonton, writes: "Years ago the tile bathtub-surround was cut out and replaced with new drywall and tile. The upper edge of the drywall tape, which is not covered with the top row of tiles, is peeling off. How can I fix it without removing it?"Open the crack behind the tape just ...
  • How do you get curtain rods to hold in drywall?

    Roland wants to know how to get curtain rods to hold better in drywall.A screw driven directly into drywall will not hold at all, unless it is driven into wood behind the drywall. If the wall is hollow where you want to drive the screw you must use some kind of drywall fastener or fastener syste...
  • Techniques for Installing Drywall

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  • Drywall Manufacturing

    It surprised me to discover that most of the raw gypsum material used by Westroc Canada to make drywall comes from the "scrubbers" on the top of the power plant smoke stacks, and the rest comes from re-cycled boards. Yes, cleaning up air pollution produces a very pure gypsum that ends up on our ...
  • How do you put a new drywall ceiling over an old ceiling?

    Mike has an attic full of loose-fill insulation and needs to renew his ceiling. But he doesn't dare take the old drywall down because of all that insulation. So how do you put new drywall over the old? First locate the ceiling joists by the nailing pattern, and mark the ends of the joists on the...