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Old 03-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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The sheetrock on our bathroom ceiling is different than on the bathroom walls. It doesnt seem to have a paper face but is not fiberglass. The attic side is kind of like textured plastic with raised strands. What is it? It says usg on the attic side

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That's a new one on me---how old is it? Any numbers or other identifying marks?

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AWF, Can you snap a photo of it?
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:23 PM   #4
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Date says 8/2002 CEILING SURFACE IS GRAYISH COLOR AND NOT TYPICAL CARDBOARD. HARDER ALMOST LIKE DURAROCK BUT IT IS NOT. ALSO SIZE OF SHEET IS 8 FEET WIDE, 10 FEET LONG WHICH ALSO IS NOT TYPICAL

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There's got to be a joint somewhere. You couldn't get an 8'x10' sheet in the room, let alone hang it. As far as what it's made of, 'ya got me....
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The sheet is exactly what i said it was. You had nothing to contribute why reply.
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It is actually the incorrect product for the ceiling. what the OP is talking about, is U.S. Gypsum's Backerboard most likely, which is only to be used for wall tile, or floor tile. http://www.usg.com/flooring/backerboard.html The only thing close with a Gray Acrylic and fiberglass face on the other side, is Georgia Pacific's Denshield, which I used when I laid the tile for my bath floor.
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The sheet is exactly what i said it was. You had nothing to contribute why reply.
I thought he was contributing. He replied as he was curious as to the size.

I've never seen 8x10 boards myself, where would one get them? how would you get them in the room?

do you have a pic of the board?
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And it doesn't come in 8'x10' sheets! No gypsum (or backerboard) product does.That's why I replied and had something to "contribute". If you're looking from the attic side, you won't see the joint if they hung it parallel to the joists (not the common or best way) rather than across the joists. The joint won't be visible from the attic. I've been in the trade for 38 years. What are your credentials??
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bjb, I reported them for their smart attitude, so they may not be coming back at this point. I would say leave it as a fly-by and lets move on with our lives.
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Thanks gregzoll, I have no issue with it. He has a right to express his opinion. I just try to help out when I can....
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Same here, but attitude does not get you help on a public forum, unless you are expressing that you are stressed because you messed up, and now need venting or help.

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