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Old 01-28-2010, 09:56 AM   #1
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Predrill drywall and stud?

I am trying to install drywall in a kitchen of an old home.
When I try to screw drywall screw into stud some have broken and some will not go in.

Is it ok to hold rock inplace and predrill before screw?



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Old 01-28-2010, 01:13 PM   #2
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yes, that would work, but don't break the paper when you install the screws. Are you using a drywall gun as a driver? set the nose cone correctly and you will have no problem.


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Sure the screws you are using are of quality? I work mostly on antique things and some of that old lumber has aged to be hard as a rock. It is pain, but sometimes som parafin on the screws helps.
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Also you can use fewer fasteners if you use drywall adhesive.
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