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Old 12-05-2012, 08:11 AM   #16
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Sand and/or skim coat as needed. Keep the paper covering as intact as possible. Avoid sanding through the paper even if that means having to use more skim coating or primer.

If drywall is installed inside out then more overlapping paper edges will be seen. This is another example where more skim coating will save having to damage the paper all the way around each panel.

Note that if you put in a drywall screw so deep as to cut most of its way all around the paper, that screw has lost its holding power and does not count towards the number of screws per foot needed. While it is not possible to avoid tearing the paper directly under the screw head, the hanging chad must still be attached to the rest of the paper and held down by the screw.


The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:11 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by funfool View Post
More then once I cut a piece of drywall and it went up upside down.
Once wasn't enough? Are you drywalling in the dark? I can't see how it can happen at all unless it's done on purpose.


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