Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-06-2010, 09:10 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 47
Rewards Points: 25
Question

Weird Drywall - Dual Layers of 3/8's?


Hello all,

I had to repair some drywall in my kitchen due to a leak, and I found something pretty weird. All of the drywall in my house is double layered 3/8" drywall, which appears to be made up of 2' x 8' (maybe closer to 1.5' x 8') sheets. The drywall for the most part is white, with regular brown paper backing. Any idea what this stuff is? Oh, and the house was built in 1957.

suprvee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 09:10 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 47
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Weird Drywall - Dual Layers of 3/8's?


Ah shoot, and I posted this in the wrong forum. Grr

suprvee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 06:55 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 3,118
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Weird Drywall - Dual Layers of 3/8's?


That's called rocklath. It is 3/8 something similar to drywall and a plaster top coat. It was common after wood lath plaster. It was the predecessor to blue board.
Just Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 08:07 AM   #4
the Musigician
 
DangerMouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 10,404
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Weird Drywall - Dual Layers of 3/8's?


Quote:
Originally Posted by suprvee View Post
Ah shoot, and I posted this in the wrong forum. Grr
"Nuttin' up my sleeve... *PRESTO!*"

You're in the right section!

"But Bullwinkle, that trick NEVER works!"

DM
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Click here to see some of my original magic tricks and trick boxes!
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2010, 07:28 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: West Islip,NY
Posts: 31
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Weird Drywall - Dual Layers of 3/8's?


Quote:
Originally Posted by suprvee View Post
Hello all,

I had to repair some drywall in my kitchen due to a leak, and I found something pretty weird. All of the drywall in my house is double layered 3/8" drywall, which appears to be made up of 2' x 8' (maybe closer to 1.5' x 8') sheets. The drywall for the most part is white, with regular brown paper backing. Any idea what this stuff is? Oh, and the house was built in 1957.
It is rocklath and you'll find it is extremely strong and extremely hard. It will dull your sheetrock saw in minutes. Go to the depot or lowes and get a special blade for your sawsall. The blade has grit instead of teeth and will walk through it like it was butter. It will also last forever.
dadflynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cost to Drywall hang/finish...please read, good explanation Firehawk734 Remodeling 63 12-17-2012 10:29 PM
Superior Walls - Floating Corners & Drywall Woodcutter Drywall & Plaster 16 04-22-2011 01:05 PM
Drywall ceiling: Water Damage, looking for advice dawho1 Building & Construction 11 09-13-2010 11:05 AM
Replacing 12" ceiling tile with drywall housefixin Remodeling 5 09-09-2007 04:00 PM
Framing and Drywall questions haysdb Building & Construction 5 11-04-2005 08:11 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.