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Hi everyone,

I ran into something that might be useful to some, but many on here are probably more aware than I was.

I needed to patch a wall where a towel bar had pulled loose - 40 year old drywall.

I went to HD and got a 2 ft square of their precut drywall - just what I needed. I did the cutout and cut the drywall patch to fit. But something just wasn't working right.

After futzing with it for a while I found out that the drywall I bought at HD was 5/8 thick.

That ticked me off as the display for the 2 x 2 didn't state the thickness. I think most everyone would assume that it would be 1/2 in. thick. I also looked for drywall patching material on their web site and yep, there was the patch - described as 5/8 thick. They didn't have any 1/2 thick 2 x 2 drywall patches for sale.

Point is, be careful.

Sorry if this post is aggravating to some as it is just a comment as opposed to the normal postings. But, I didn't know where it should be posted.

Bless you guys.
 

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For whatever it is worth, you can grab an entire 4x8 sheet for around ten bucks, and the staff there will cut it down s o you can transport it.
 
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