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Old 11-15-2009, 12:01 AM   #1
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I have a lot of fine threaded drywall screws left over from attaching drywall to RC channel.

Are fine threaded screws OK for putting up drywall onto wood studs?

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I have a lot of fine threaded drywall screws left over from attaching drywall to RC channel.

Are fine threaded screws OK for putting up drywall onto wood studs?

Thanks
IMHO; There's no difference. Only the drill (or whatever device you use) is spinning more on Fine Thread screws. I'm not such a big expert on installing dry wall. Although I did some. (No matter what)Don't Drink and Drive, Ever!!!

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Yup, heck they still use nails in some places. However I would use a coarse thread for the ceiling
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Yup, heck they still use nails in some places. However I would use a coarse thread for the ceiling
Meaning that the coarse thread screws have a better grip? then I learned something. Presuming you're a real experienced Expert! Your name probably tells us something about your expertise. Eliminate confusion through Education!

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They don't hold in wood as well a father spaced thread does. You would also void the warranty from the drywall board manufacturer if any problems ever arose: "2.2.5.1 Type G screws, for attaching gypsum panel products
to gypsum panel products; Type S screws, for attaching gypsum
panel products to light gage steel framing and wood
framing members; and Type W screws, for attaching gypsum
panel products to wood framing members, shall comply with
Standard Specification for Steel Drill Screws for the Application
of Gypsum Board, ASTM C 1002. " From: http://www.gypsum.org/pdf/GA-216-07.pdf
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yup they hold better, I set my screws 6" on the edges and roughly 10" in the field. On the ceiling I go a bit closer. Have fun!

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