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Old 10-10-2007, 11:17 AM   #16
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Don't forget to mark your studs on the floor/ceiling. You can eyeball it from there without worrying about missing studs.
Hey, are you another "yummy mummy" doing it yourself?
Thanks for the tips.

"Mudgirl" are you a pro. "yummy" drywaller/taper?

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Old 10-10-2007, 12:25 PM   #17
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"MudGirl"'s real name is Wendy , don't you know?

tell me I puzzled you this time like you puzzled me last time regarding the hardwood floor joke...

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yes, kui****g, you have puzzled me?
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ask Bob, he will tell you... get it now... right?

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?????

now you have confused me
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:54 AM   #21
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How about if I say all the children in Toronto or US will know who is Wendy... now get it?

I have to admit.... trying to puzzle other is not too far off when compare to renovation...

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I have no idea who Wendy is....but, yes ...I was doing metal framing before I dove into the mud. Even hung for a while...too hard for a girl. LOL !
Now I just stick to taping/finishing and texturing. Both new and repairs.
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OK : this is the answer:

Any one watch the children TV series: "Bob the Builder", Wendy is Bob's wife who I believe also a builder of some sort....
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I have no idea who Wendy is....but, yes ...I was doing metal framing before I dove into the mud. Even hung for a while...too hard for a girl. LOL !
Now I just stick to taping/finishing and texturing. Both new and repairs.
You go girl.

I'm impressed. I'll certainly welcome any tips and help from you.
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Are the factory edges on a drywall sheet different on either side?

Unless I am seeing things, one side of my sheet of drywall's factory edge is somewhat bevelled?
Why is that? Or am I just seeing things? And if that is the case, that they are bevelled, how do I work with that situation?

Can you put pencil lines on the drywall?

If I want to cut a hole into the drywall, and I don't have an electric "thingy" to do it, and I want to cut it with a drywall saw, how do I start the hole?

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Yes, the factory edges are beveled. this is to allow those seams to be filled with tape and mud without creating a big bump. The ends of the drywall don't have bevels. Ideally, you want to put the beveled edges together wherever possible. I dont know the dimensions of the area you are drywalling, but try to arrange it so that you have factory edges together wherever possible.

Yes, you can put pencil lines on drywall.

If you want to cut a hole in drywall, you can use a keyhole/drywall saw. To start the hole, jab the point through the drywall. You might have to use your other hend to act as a hammer to punch the saw through. Once it is through, saw the shape you want by just pushing and pulling the saw very lightly. If you try to force it, it will hang up. Just let the blade do the work. You will be able to cut curves with it.
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Thanks very much for you help send it all.

I will get myself a drywall saw and try it. If I jab it in, will I crack the drywall piece?

If I don't but the factory edges together and it happens that the two edges are the ones that I have cut, do I need to make them smooth by sanding them or can I just leave it like they are?
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Slide it in straight and slow with a nudge for persuasion... and it should not do any damage.

Regarding the cut edges... they will not be an issue as taping them and then running over them with a large trowel will make all the issues go away.
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I will get myself a drywall saw and try it. If I jab it in, will I crack the drywall piece?
No, you will not crack the sheet.

To cut out an outlet box hole, or any hole, in sheetrock using a "keyhole" saw:
1.) Using a utility knife, "score" the paper outline of the area to be cut out. Hopefully you have drawn out the shape in pencil first. Follow your pencil lines.
2.) Position the key hole saw so that the blade's tip rests along one of those pencil line marks.
3.) Hold the saw's handle with your non-dominate hand. Keep the blade completely perpendicular to the sheet's front surface. Use your dominate hand's palm to strike with balanced light force, the bottom of the saw's handle. Analogy: hold the saw, as if your were holding a newly opened ketchup bottle upside down, and strike it with the palm of your hand, as is if your were trying to get that ketchup out.
4.) As you cut, ..... cut with the teeth of the saw's blades. Since you have pre-scored the shape to be cut out with your utility knife, the blade of the saw will more easily follow the direction of the score. After cutting your hole out with the saw, use your utility blade to "clean up" the edges of your hole cut.

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If I don't but the factory edges together and it happens that the two edges are the ones that I have cut, do I need to make them smooth by sanding them or can I just leave it like they are?
Sort of. Purchase a drywall rasp, to use in smoothing out the cut edge of the sheetrock. All drywallers have one in their tool belt.
Examples: http://www.all-wall.com/acatalog/Drywall_Rasps.php

Also, those cut edges are the ones that will need more screws. Those are called "Butt edges" or Butt Seams, because they are the Butt ends of the sheetrock, as opposed to the factory edges.

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Atlantic, your explanations are wonderful, as usual.

I will follow your instructions and see what I come up with.

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