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Old 03-16-2019, 11:13 AM   #21
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My answer about robots,yes I know they will be doing a lot more than hanging drywall. An old friend of mine has a son going to an excellent engineering school and robotics is a huge focus there and at other such schools.


Just a tip on a great way to make drywall easier,faster and a higher quality job. Several years ago,I helped a commercial contractor friend of mine build a couple of spec homes. He combined some of his commercial methods to the homes. In particular,when it was drywall time,instead of framing partitions and then rocking,we did layout of partitions on floor,snapped lines,sprayed lines with clear varnish,called in electrician to do all his ceiling work. We then hung the entire ceiling lickidy split obviously using fulls sheets with seams staggered.

The upshot of this method was multifaceted. First off,the fire inspector loved the idea the entire lid was a real fire barrier,not a bunch of tape joints in all the rooms. We were not measuring a bunch of pieces to fit in closet spaces,it cut down on the taping along with a lot of cut off waste. We used metal studs ,so standing up partition walls was a non issue. If however,wood studs were utilized,we figured a double bottom or top plated would be needed for a tight fit floor to ceiling.


If you get the chance,try it you may like it.
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:49 PM   #22
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I've done that in a limited way in remodels. Originally I used wood studs, but I'm liking metal studs a lot.

You can even sheet one side before standing, but it gets heavy, and you wind up cutting in for old work boxes on that side of the wall.

If you are making a closet or something like that, having the ceiling all in, framing the wall on the floor and sheeting one side works really really well.

Multifamily where you need rated assemblies for verticle and horizontal seperation, sheeting the lid first is the way to go, IMO.
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I've done that in a limited way in remodels. Originally I used wood studs, but I'm liking metal studs a lot.

You can even sheet one side before standing, but it gets heavy, and you wind up cutting in for old work boxes on that side of the wall.

If you are making a closet or something like that, having the ceiling all in, framing the wall on the floor and sheeting one side works really really well.

Multifamily where you need rated assemblies for verticle and horizontal seperation, sheeting the lid first is the way to go, IMO.


Not being a drywall guy but on occasion, my friends trick is to leave the stud "loose" on intersecting walls,run the drywall through on say all exterior walls,then slide the stud in place and screw it off to blocking previously installed.That is I guess why the stud is called a slider. Of course,I'm talking metal studs here. All you have to do is nip two notches on top and bottom track to allow the sheets to slide through. Probably preaching to choir for the metal stud commercial carpenters / drywallers though.
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Not a drywall installing robot but an inkling of how fast robot technology is moving, pretty slick device...........
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This is a pretty good idea for my fencing business haha
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Got me thinking, they could probably get them to plaster instead. Load everything up, shoot it on, then screed the whole wall in one shot

Can you imagine what all the old Italians would think? They'd be rolling in their graves

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My friend/neighbor is currently developing self learning software to train drones to do the tedious and labor intensive work involved in building cob/adobe. The idea is to automate natural building enough to make it affordable and accessible to average people who don't want to do their own labor.

It should be interesting to see where he gets with it.


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Got me thinking, they could probably get them to plaster instead. Load everything up, shoot it on, then screed the whole wall in one shot

Can you imagine what all the old Italians would think? They'd be rolling in their graves

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