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Old 12-30-2005, 07:32 PM   #1
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what is the square foot price to hang tape and sand drywall for residential new construction in the chicago area.
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:11 PM   #2
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call Julio and ron

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$1.47 a square foot is a very good price per square foot----NOT
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Don't drywall use card board
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Are y'all finished? I'm preppin' to finish both of you.
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If anyone would know it would be grumpy. When you say chicagoland i'm assuming you mean a suburb. I would hit him with a pm. I'm sure he knows guys in the drywall business.

Ps if your looking for a drywall guy who is not over priced. Pm eddiemac here. Ask him for the number and name of the drywall guy who did somework for him out of blue island.

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From what I have seen from these two I don't think grumpy would even respond. Plus drywall is not his line of work. I think if you are a regular here he may ask a friend or two what the going rate is. Other than that I think he is busy with his own business to deal with this scenario.
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You make a good point.
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....1.60 to 1.85 for customs here in Orange county........ and thats no bull
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Not sure how to post to this site. Anyway, I'm looking at three backer products for butt joints and wondering if anyone has any expereince with these. They are rock splicer, EZ backer and rock splicer. All are made by Wilco tool in PA.

Thanks in advance for all replies
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BOB655......in all honesty they are kinda a waste of time. They can be made to sound good, but depending on the speed and productivity you are trying to achieve on the job...it is kinds better to just do it the old fashion way. My suggestion....just make a good clean-tight cut and get the butt joints together as tight as possible.and make sure obviously your butt joint breaks in the center of a stud. We messed with these on a few jobs cuz I'm open minded. The outcome was that for us they were just a waste of time. A good clean cut....a good tape job and a standard finish....and its all good
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I agree...and disagree King. I agree that the pre-made backers are a waste of money, but I DO think butt joints should be intentionally left between studs (especially by DIY'ers, which I understand you two are not, but none-the-less). But, don't use all the hyped up backers....a 4" strip of plywood layed flat works fine.
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How does a flat rip of plywood give you a recess for a flat joint?
Just wondering.
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It doesn't give you a recess, but it makes sure the stud isn't out or twisted just enough to make the joint even harder to finish than it already is.
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The guy I work with has been boarding for 25 years. He carries with him 5" wide pieces of plywood at all times. He never cuts a butt to end up on a stud. He floats them all and uses the plywood as a backer (make sure it's cut long enough to put a few screws in the sheet above or below). Your cuts are always in the corners and have factory edges to tape. Same thing on ceilings. We float all our ceiling joints and use backers to tie it all in. If you're getting paid by the board foot, will save you lots of time, and that's money in your your pocket...
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What is a good price for hanging and finishing drywall in the state college area in PA
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Not at all saying I don't like your idea on the 5" strips at joints, I do the same type thing for patches. I'm not a drywaller unless I have to be, but just love to learn whatever I can however I can.
Question is: If you did your butts in that fashion and someone bumped up against the wall, say backing into a room with a dresser, wouldn't the joint breech?
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I recently did a basement for a family and only had to deal with one butt joint. Personally, I prefer to always spend a few minutes trying to figure out ways to make my job easier, and in the end ,everyone is happier.
Not that butt joints are a problem, but why have them if you don't need them?
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Not at all saying I don't like your idea on the 5" strips at joints, I do the same type thing for patches. I'm not a drywaller unless I have to be, but just love to learn whatever I can however I can.
Question is: If you did your butts in that fashion and someone bumped up against the wall, say backing into a room with a dresser, wouldn't the joint breech?
If you hit the wall hard enough to breech that joint you would do the same damage if you hit the wall between 2 studs with a butt joint on one of them. You'd either go right through the drywall or flex it enough to crack the joint. My advice, slow down with the dresser . It's only 1/2" drywall!! The 5" (instead of 2 or 3" so you can stagger some screws to make a very solid joint).
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Roc-it, when you're doing a ceiling 120' long and 30' wide, it's kinda hard to eliminate the butts. We tend to see a lot of that doing retail . Next time you're at Polo Park check out some of the stores I've built. Below the Belt, The Levi's Store, City Jewellers, International Clothiers, Fairweather's. Or if in St Vital Mall, check out Below the Belt, Mecca and the Collesium (done many years ago)..

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