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Old 11-05-2013, 06:38 PM   #21
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Tell me what problems you have actually had with it...
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:20 PM   #22
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Try hanging 12' 54" 5/8 type c yourself. double the weight. But seriously a denser board is a better board.

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Tell me what problems you have actually had with it...
It's more brittle and blows out more when you cut retro boxes. Less strength when hollow wall anchors are used.

But all in all it works and looks fine.
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Tell me what problems you have actually had with it...
It's weak!!! I don't like it! The recess is hollow [wont take a screw]
The high shoulders are awful!!!!!! 3/8 regular board is stronger than l/w 5/8! L/w board on new construction is a nightmare ! L/w on reno work is absolute suicide !! IT'S WEAK!
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But all in all it works and looks fine.
If Your hanging &finishing a few hundred boards a year.
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It dings easier and is harder to cut clean.
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It's weak!!! I don't like it! The recess is hollow [wont take a screw]
The high shoulders are awful!!!!!! 3/8 regular board is stronger than l/w 5/8! L/w board on new construction is a nightmare ! L/w on reno work is absolute suicide !! IT'S WEAK!
No choice around here unless you want to go the the big city an hour away. Regular yards and lowes only have light weight.

I'm glad to know the opinions of guys who can do a fair comparison against the regular stuff. I'm young enough that its all I've ever known.
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I don't do more than a couple hundred a year, I have worked with both kinds, I guess the problems you guys described haven't bothered me enough to notice. I like the lightweight and haven't had problems with screw or nail holding. I do agree it seems easier to blowout the back when cutting in boxes.
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I also dislike the light weight board. Ive seen 5/8 lw but only used the 1/2" lw twice.. Its sure a weaker product. Cuts terrible, dosnt snap as clean, corners break off easy if accidently banged around,and screws dont hold as well.. I guess if thats all they sold i would have to get use to it.but lets hope not...
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Everyone is making valid points here, but the reason for the wide disparity regarding quality is the manufacturer. USG is miles ahead of Lafarge, Celotex, and Georgia Pacific.
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I will only use Nat Gyp lightweight. USG is too brittle
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Everyone is making valid points here, but the reason for the wide disparity regarding quality is the manufacturer. USG is miles ahead of Lafarge, Celotex, and Georgia Pacific.
Yeah... right
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collated guns do not like liteboard.
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Yeah... right
I meant to say light years.
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Certainteed makes there type x 20 percent lighter now or something.. The paper peel rights off.. I like the usg grid mark boards..
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Lightweight product seems cheap.....can't imagine it offers the same sound barrier. As stated earlier it breaks extremely easy....terrible cuts, you always have to clean up the board. Won't use lightweight. I'm used to standing up 10'-12' 5/8" boards commercially so picking up a 1/2 board in a house is a cake walk......
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Lightweight product seems cheap.....can't imagine it offers the same sound barrier. As stated earlier it breaks extremely easy....terrible cuts, you always have to clean up the board. Won't use lightweight. I'm used to standing up 10'-12' 5/8" boards commercially so picking up a 1/2 board in a house is a cake walk......
Stand ups with the L/W boards would be a horrible high shoulder mess.
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I love lite weight 5/8, it's easy to stock, carry, and most of all easy to hang.
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I love lite weight 5/8, it's easy to stock, carry, and most of all easy to hang.
All correct but then comes finishing.
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Why have 5/8 lightweight that isn't fire rated when they have 1/2" lightweight for walls and ceilings?

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24" OC spacing (Trusses) should not have 1/2" especially with insulation on it.

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