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econdave 11-11-2006 08:35 AM

Durarock
 
do you use drywall screws to install this stuff? thanks

tkle 11-11-2006 09:50 AM

I use decking screws.They'll hold more weight and don't rust.

dougrus 11-11-2006 11:52 AM

There are screws designed for cementboard installation. I have used the "Rock-On" band and they work really well. They are similar to decking screws...Whatever you do, dont use drywall screws.

Bonus 11-11-2006 03:05 PM

The ONLY thing drywall screws are good for is drywall.

econdave 11-11-2006 05:49 PM

do you have to pre-drill this stuff?

AtlanticWBConst. 11-11-2006 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dougrus (Post 23416)
There are screws designed for cementboard installation. I have used the "Rock-On" band and they work really well. They are similar to decking screws...Whatever you do, dont use drywall screws.

They are laminated screws. They have a protective coating on them to resist corrosion and to 'slide' through the cementious material of the board. The design of the head also does a better job at 'grabbing' the board and pulling it tight to the framing members.

As mentioned already, there is a manufacturer that makes 'Rock On' - "Cement Board Screws". Most Drywall suppliers carry them. I also know that HD carries them.

AtlanticWBConst. 11-11-2006 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by econdave (Post 23432)
do you have to pre-drill this stuff?

No, no pre-drilling required...


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