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Old 03-13-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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Perhaps I should have asked this question before I started. What is the recommended screw length for 1/2" and 5/8" drywall for walls? How about the spacing between screws? I have put numerous 1/2" sheets up using 1 1/4" screws, will this be a problem?

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Old 03-13-2010, 10:39 PM   #2
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Screw length, spacing, prime before and after texture, floating corners and ceilings, etc.: http://www.gypsum.org/pdf/GA-216-07.pdf

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You're welcome. That is one of those sites you can re-read many times and still learn something new. I know I do, and you can teach an old dog new tricks!

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This link isn't working now. What screw length should I use for 1/2" drywall walls? Been using 1 1/4", are 1" acceptable?
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I would stick with the 1 1/4's pesonally. I also wouldn't hesitate to use 1 1/4's for 1/2 or 5/8 sheetrock.
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Yep, 1-1/8 min.: new link- enjoy!
http://gypsum.org/pdf/GA-216-2010.html

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