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Old 09-13-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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hi everyone im new to the site. i have a question i live in scranton pa. does anyone know where i can purchase flexible drywall, i hope somebody can point me in the right direction. thank u in advance
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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1/4" is about as flexible as drywall gets. That I know of.
What are you trying to do?

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Welcome to the site. It sounds like you need to wet down 2 layers of 1/4" drywall. if that won't work you'll need to be a lot more specific.
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I am not in your trade but recall buying Hi-flex 1/4" drywall years ago. The claim at the time was you could wrap it around a five gallon bucket.
Do a google search for Hi-flex drywall should be lots of results.
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we double up on the 1/4" about as flexible as you can get. or can wet it down a bit to give it a little more flex.
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1/4'' high flex.
check with your local drywall supplier.
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thank u everyone for replying im remodeling an old home and the bedroom had a 15 ft wall that had a 30 degree radius 17" off the floor. i ripped out the plaster and latts and now i have to make the same radius out of sheetrock. i found a video on you tube that showed flexible drywall but i could not locate any. if i use 2 sheets of 1/4" will it be flexible enough without cracking and do i install the first sheet and cover the first with the second sheet. Or does anyone know where i can purshase super flex. thanks
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do i install the first sheet and cover the first with the second sheet. Or does anyone know where i can purshase super flex. thanks
Yes.

Check with your nearest drywall supply store (Not Home Depot or Lowes).
Here's a link http://www.certainteed.com/products/gypsum/313657
The manufacture is in Valley Forge, PA. Is that anywhere near Scranton?
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The wetter it gets the more flexible it becomes. At one point you just have to use wacky board and hot mud..
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hers a couple round walls and ceilings done with 5/8 and 1/2
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hers a couple round walls and ceilings done with 5/8 and 1/2
Nice work Chris.
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Really Chris, fine looking dwall work sir.
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Nice work.

We always would go with 1/2'' when possible...............That makes me wonder if that new ''lightweight'' rock will go around a radius like the old stuff did?


Like me and Mix said, HIGH FLEX 1/4'' from a drywall supplier.
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maybe call a plasterer.

You may well find youself over your head fast if you have never hung or taped a curve.....Or plan on lots of sanding
As a plasterer in the comercial side in the midwest we did alot, so when I moved here and found alot of the spanish style done in rock, I had to learn. Not saying its hard but there are things you can do and some that fail miserbly
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hi everyone im new to the site. i have a question i live in scranton pa. does anyone know where i can purchase flexible drywall, i hope somebody can point me in the right direction. thank u in advance
Thank u everyone for the replies i used 2 sheets of 1/4" worked well.
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Thank u everyone for the replies i used 2 sheets of 1/4" worked well.
Glad it worked out.
Get any pics?
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hers a couple round walls and ceilings done with 5/8 and 1/2
That ceiling looks crazy. How did you get get the sphere shape
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That ceiling looks crazy. How did you get get the sphere shape
Looks like pie shaped pieces. Lots of triangular pie shaped pieces. And lots of Advil.
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1/2" drywall on ceiling. Once we got a pattern it went good. Good framing also
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I love to work on curved walls and soffets.

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