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Old 10-16-2007, 02:49 PM   #31
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Many thanks for your detailed instructions.

I just cut my first piece of drywall. It went great. Scoring the outline was really helpful.

I did not realize how easy it is to cut drywall. I thought it would be more difficult.

I also realize that they don't make homes nowadays like they use to.
I remember the walls on my old 70 year old house, were really solid.

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Your 70 year old house most likely did not use drywall. They didn't really start using drywall in homes until the 50's. You probably had a lath and plaster wall.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:18 PM   #34
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Your 70 year old house most likely did not use drywall. They didn't really start using drywall in homes until the 50's. You probably had a lath and plaster wall.
Yes, it was plaster. Very durable, and I couldn't hear any noise outside whatsoever, now I hear everything.
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Yes, it was plaster. Very durable, and I couldn't hear any noise outside whatsoever, now I hear everything.

True, but without the invention of drywall, it wouldn't really be a diy project to most people..lath and plaster is much more difficult
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True, but without the invention of drywall, it wouldn't really be a diy project to most people..lath and plaster is much more difficult
You are definitely right.
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I am drywalling my basement ceiling and was wondering how far away from the edge do I put my screw.

I have put it approx. 1 inch away. Is this too little, too much?

Also, I am using size 6 screws, 1 1/4 inches. Am I using the right size?

The head on the screws seem small. Should I be using thicker screws?
These were the only ones that were there when I purchased them.


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One inch should be fine as long as you are hitting a stud or furring strip. 1 1/4 screw shoudl be good. THey should be 1 1/4 drywall screws. I'm assuming you bought a drywall dimpler for your screw gun. Makes it much much easier, costs about $2, and prevents you from tearing the paper.
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I have put up a couple of pieces and I was using my hammer drill to put the screws in half way and then I would finish them off by hand, but I am finding that the drill dislodges itself and strips the screw and the bit.

My ceiling joists are the original to the old home, (70 years old) and the wood seems really, really hard to drill through completely and sink them.

Most of the screws I was able to sink in just below the surface without ripping the paper.

For the ones that I am having a hard time sinking in, would I be able to remove them and put them maybe one inch away, and what happens to the hole there?

Does having a good screwdriver make a big difference, as the ones that I have are old and I think not really good.

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I am cutting the drywall down as my husband and I cannot lift the whole piece.

So I will become really good at taping.
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I have put up a couple of pieces and I was using my hammer drill to put the screws in half way and then I would finish them off by hand, but I am finding that the drill dislodges itself and strips the screw and the bit.
This can happen if you hit a knot in the wood stud or other framing member. It can also happen if you hit an old nail too. In your case, you are also hitting some very old, dried-out & dense, old growth lumber.

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For the ones that I am having a hard time sinking in, would I be able to remove them and put them maybe one inch away?
Yes, absolutely. That is how it is done in the drywall industry.

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....and what happens to the hole there?
As far as the hole left there goes, don't worry about it. You can take the butt end of your screwdriver and bang the hole inward. What that does is indent the paper shreds around the hole (that were left when you removed/pulled the screw out of the sheetrock). That "indenting" will make the hole coat better when you use compound to fill over the screws and fill-in the screw holes. Remember that an indent will ALWAYS coat smoother than a lump.

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Does having a good screwdriver make a big difference, as the ones that I have are old and I think not really good.
Yes.

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You are the best!!!!
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Thanks for all your help.
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It's probably too late now to do you any good, but if you hang any more ceilings rent a drywall lift. It makes life a whole lot easier..
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If Yummy don't want to get a cordless driver for her screws...what make you think she will get a lift... although I don't understand this either if she can spent over 10,000 on her kitchen... why don't she want to spend 0.001% of such on the toy that every men like... looks like there is still difference between male and female...
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It's probably too late now to do you any good, but if you hang any more ceilings rent a drywall lift. It makes life a whole lot easier..
Because this project is a long term one, I would need the drywall lift for probably 3 months.
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If Yummy don't want to get a cordless driver for her screws...what make you think she will get a lift... although I don't understand this either if she can spent over 10,000 on her kitchen... why don't she want to spend 0.001% of such on the toy that every men like... looks like there is still difference between male and female...
I would invest in the tools and equipment but I won't need them after this project.

And because this is a long term project, I really don't have to finish it fast, so I will work with whatever I have. I don't mind if something is inconvenient and slow.

I have found a solution for my drywall screws as my joists are really old and dried out, and it's making the screws diffcult to go in.

I make a pilot hole, and then put the screw in by hand with a screwdriver.
Very simple. I have tried it and work great. I am able to sink the screws in so very nicely.

This is how I did the framing and I have decided that this is how I will do the drywall.

I don't mind. I hope to finish the drywall by the end of the year.

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