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Old 10-01-2011, 05:01 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I read that you should use an adhesive when installing drywall. However, I'm planning on installing the drywall with screws rather that nails.

If screws are used, is an adhesive still necessary?

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:51 PM   #2
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It's not neccesary--However if you glue you may use fewer screws--making the taping a bit easier--

I seldom use glue----the odor bothers some people ---screws don't smell---problem solved.--Mike---
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:56 PM   #3
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Glue reduces the number of nail pops(screws too) that will occur over time. While not necessary we always do it in new construction where settling is more of an issue, and seldom do in older homes. Glue will not reduce the number of screws you need since that is mandated by nationalized code and inspected accordingly.
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Yeah well I have removed some glued on drywall to repair or replace and itís a pita. Screws are a manís best friend.
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Yeah well I have removed some glued on drywall to repair or replace and it’s a pita. Screws are a man’s best friend.
Well installed material is not designed to be removed easily.
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Well installed material is not designed to be removed easily.
Unless your talking auto parts.
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Well installed material is not designed to be removed easily.
But it sure can be damaged easilyÖ
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:23 PM   #8
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oh'mike is correct, it reduces the number of fasteners. Compare fig.7 with Table 7, just after it; http://gypsum.org/pdf/GA-216-2010.html

Also in 2009 IRC;http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...002_par010.htm
Check with your local AHJ.

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oh'mike is correct, it reduces the number of fasteners. Compare fig.7 with Table 7, just after it; http://gypsum.org/pdf/GA-216-2010.html

Also in 2009 IRC;http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...002_par010.htm
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I see the chart but around here the inspector doesnt want to hear well I glued it. Also why would you ever want to minimize fasteners.
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"Check with your local AHJ." That means authority having jurisdiction---- the Inspector as you well know. Each area is different, check locally.....

We could get into the added strength of gluing vs screwing more but that would be a waste of time, I would think the manufacturer figured in his safety factor where as stated it should hold up adequately. Don't shoot the messenger....

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"Check with your local AHJ." That means authority having jurisdiction---- the Inspector as you well know. Each area is different, check locally.....

We could get into the added strength of gluing vs screwing more but that would be a waste of time, I would think the manufacturer figured in his safety factor where as stated it should hold up adequately. Don't shoot the messenger....

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That couldnt be more true about different inspectors requiring different things. It used to drive me nuts when they would say well I interpretate it to mean this..... At this point I am happy to comply with whatever makes them happy. After years of happy compliance the old guys take it easy in us.
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IMO If you call for a nailing inspection the inspector wants to see the nailing pattern per plan... If you want a glue and nailing inspection then you may want to have a 3rd party inspection if you can. I have never inspected a glue inspection for drywall as an inspector, and as a contractor I have never called for a glue and screw inspection.
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Drywall on wood framing should always be installed with adhesive. Hopefully you'll never have to remove any, but it's worth the "pita" to have a more solid job, fewer "pops", and if you lightly bang the wall with your hand you don't hear the board "rattle" against the studs....
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It sounds to me if you want to spend more time and money then glue and screw. As for less nail pops I can say that all the houses I have built nail pops were never an issue to worry about. Not saying I never had a nail pop but very few, think about what causes a nail pop. I can not say for sure what causes a nail pop but it always seems that a loose nail would be the reason.
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