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Old 11-11-2006, 08:35 AM   #1
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do you use drywall screws to install this stuff? thanks

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

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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.
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The ONLY thing drywall screws are good for is drywall.
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do you have to pre-drill this stuff?
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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.

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do you have to pre-drill this stuff?
No, no pre-drilling required...

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