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Old 11-10-2013, 09:28 AM   #41
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Stand ups with the L/W boards would be a horrible high shoulder mess.
Can you imagine how many would break over my head?
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I've had two spinal surgeries due to drywall.
I have to ask what would the reason be for lightweight drywall?
When a commercial drywall company has miles and miles of drywall to hang it would seem better/faster to have something lightweight. Its about time the workers were given a break. Thing is most commercial drywall shops around here din't get on the bandwagon until they realized the delivery and stocking price was reduced because of total weight.
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I have not seen it here yet.

1/2'' yes.............5/8'' no

Yes they do have it here...........not fire rated.
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l/w board will be history soon, total junk.
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l/w board will be history soon, total junk.
I doubt you are correct but let us hope.
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l/w board will be history soon, total junk.
That is hilarious.
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Yeah, total junk, everyone uses it, so many ceilings are falling down because of it...blah blah..
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Yeah, total junk, everyone uses it, so many ceilings are falling down because of it...blah blah..
So You like the l/w board??? I dont, just giving an opinion on a product I dont like. "Everyone uses it",, Not.The only place you will see that l/w is in houses. I still have yet to actually see a 5/8 l/w board that is fire rated for 1 hr. Sure, guys say they see and use it but I have yet to see other than on the website . Never at my supply outfits. Maybe it hasnt made its way into my neck of the woods but I do know of a local competitor who lost lots of $$ because of the l/w 5/8 and its lack of fire rating.
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Yeah, total junk, everyone uses it, so many ceilings are falling down because of it...blah blah..
No need to use L/W Wallboard...Just hang the home with cardboard !!! It's stronger!

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I've had two spinal surgeries due to drywall.
I have to ask what would the reason be for lightweight drywall?
When a commercial drywall company has miles and miles of drywall to hang it would seem better/faster to have something lightweight. Its about time the workers were given a break. Thing is most commercial drywall shops around here din't get on the bandwagon until they realized the delivery and stocking price was reduced because of total weight.
There pushing out the L/W boards to cut transportation cost Zendik..They could care less about you!
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Regular drywall isn't much more than cardboard...if you want strength use something else, like wood. Just saying I haven't had problems with the lightweight. But I've only used the USG stuff
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If I'm looking for 5/8, I'm looking for maximum strength and probably type X, period.

I'm trying 1/2" light weight over a couple months in a small way (like 6 sheets total over 3 months) in repair / reno. Definitely a little different than regular.
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So You like the l/w board??? I dont, just giving an opinion on a product I dont like. "Everyone uses it",, Not.The only place you will see that l/w is in houses. I still have yet to actually see a 5/8 l/w board that is fire rated for 1 hr. Sure, guys say they see and use it but I have yet to see other than on the website . Never at my supply outfits. Maybe it hasnt made its way into my neck of the woods but I do know of a local competitor who lost lots of $$ because of the l/w 5/8 and its lack of fire rating.
Havent done anything commercial in a while(none of it going on around here atm)...but pretty much the only 1/2" anyone stocks anymore is the l/w. I can toss it over my head all day long and not even notice it but man do i freakin hate workin with it. Full of air bubbles, snaps terrible, small rips are terrible, trimming terrible, beveling terrible, crumbles in your hand. Just much more annoying to work with all around.

...the weight is nice though.

I personally havent had any trouble with the high shoulders except for one job.
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Yes they do have it here...........not fire rated.
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So You like the l/w board??? I dont, just giving an opinion on a product I dont like. "Everyone uses it",, Not.The only place you will see that l/w is in houses. I still have yet to actually see a 5/8 l/w board that is fire rated for 1 hr. Sure, guys say they see and use it but I have yet to see other than on the website . Never at my supply outfits. Maybe it hasnt made its way into my neck of the woods but I do know of a local competitor who lost lots of $$ because of the l/w 5/8 and its lack of fire rating.
There is a Type X Light-weight 5/8" GWB that because it is Type X can go in all locations where legal. Then there is an Ultra-light weight 5?8" GWB which is not Type X compliant.

http://www.usg.com/content/usgcom/en...firecodex.html

http://www.usg.com/content/usgcom/en...irecode30.html
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With newer technology why not make board lighter???????

We had high shoulder issues and all kinds of issues over the years with all brands and types of drywall.

Get the reps out to deal with it or just finish it and move on.

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