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  • Can I put drywall directly on basement ceiling joists?

    Yes you can, but it is not always easy to do. The joists may not be perfectly spaced and you only have a 1-1/2 inch target for attaching two edges of the drywall. As well, the floor joists are often not perfectly on the same plane, with one or more of the floor joists being slightly lower or hi...
  • Driving drywall screws - from screw drivers to machine guns.

    I love looking at the whole range of tools all designed to accomplish the same task. The least expensive get the job done, eventually. The top of the professional line get it done in the blink of an eye. How about hanging drywall?Driving drywall screws is actually a complicated task. You need...
  • Drywall Nail Pops

    Maureen in Abbotsford BC has nail heads popping out of her walls a bit all over the house. This is unfortunately so common that the term "nail popping" is used to refer to nail heads showing up in drywall. The problem is that there is a space between the drywall and the stud, and when someone l...
  • Cracks in the drywall wall.

    Tony from Montreal has problems with cracks in his walls. All of the cracks followed drywall joints just above the corners of windows and doors. Tony thought it was his electrical radiant heating in the ceiling that was causing the problem. This could be partially true, but more likely it is rel...
  • OVERVIEW: Sound Proofing

    In this TV segment we followed a sound proofing specialist through a home, testing it for problems, and indicating some solutions. Elsewhere in this database you will find more through discussions on soundproofing various parts of your house.The photo shows the use of Z-bars or resilient bars on...
  • How to patch a hole in drywall

    When patching a large hole in drywall you can simply put some plaster on a board or a piece of drywall, slide it into the hole and then pull it back tight against the backside of the hole. After the plaster has set, you can then plaster the drywall patch into this bar across the hole.You can als...
  • Fixing a drywall corner

    When someone has bumped into the corner of a wall and caused damage to the finish, there are some preliminary things that must be done before patching it.First be sure that all loose drywall compound is removed. Then add screws to the metal corner bead if necessary to pull it back flush. Use...
  • Patching Drywall.

    Patching a large hole in drywall is part having the right products to work with, part having the right tools and part technique.Rule one is that hard plasters, like Polyfiller and Durabond 90 and others, are good to use to fill large cracks, but should never be brought right up to the finishe...
  • Drywall Manufacturing

    It surprised me to discover that most of the raw gypsum material used by Westroc Canada to make drywall comes from the "scrubbers" on the top of the power plant smoke stacks, and the rest comes from re-cycled boards. Yes, cleaning up air pollution produces a very pure gypsum that ends up on our ...
  • Pro: Drywall Nail Pops

    Most nail pops come from one of two basic causes: fiberglass holding the panel away from the stud, hence a gap between the stud and the panel; or shrinking wood.Assure contact between the panel and the stud at the moment the nail or screw is driven home and you avoid the first problem.The seco...