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Old 01-28-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
 
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Am trying to design/build a curved drywall in a bathroom. Is a 32 inch radius too small to use on the inside curve? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 01-28-2008, 02:04 PM   #2
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You may find using 1/4" board(double, triple, quad ~ whatever you need to buildup the wall to spec), lightly misted with water, and left to dry over a similar shaped 32" radius object will help.

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In the books, I can see they can bend 1/4 inch drywalll sheet easy for small curves, but I dunno where do they sell it anymore? For Vertical curves I use studs to form shape, and Horizontal/small curves, I need to buy that 1/4 inch.
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we use 1/4 inch in two layers for walls and arches etc.. usually we build it out of 2x4 and 1/2 inch osb for lots of backing.

only place that sells 1/4 is drywall supply companys most will have access to it.
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In the books, I can see they can bend 1/4 inch drywalll sheet easy for small curves, but I dunno where do they sell it anymore? For Vertical curves I use studs to form shape, and Horizontal/small curves, I need to buy that 1/4 inch.

Jafco right there in South Plainfield has 1/4 inch drywall
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Thank you for the good link, appeciate much! I live in VA-MD area.
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I might be misreading the post but we score the back of the drywall and use a sponge and wet the back leave it over night till it curves
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Does slicing it on the back degrade it's fire rating?
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Honestly I don't know. I never thought of that.
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W/O even looking for UL standards and getting "all technical" ~ I'm going to say YES.


On the bright side...a board half the size needed might cost a nickel more, but you make it up on labor from not having to go all Samurai on the full size board
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slice it on the front and sponge it down??
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slice it on the front and sponge it down??
NO slicing....let the water work it's magic.
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Build the wall straight next time? Thats why they have straight lines.
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look I own a 75 dollar sheet rock knife I am slicing something
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Build the wall straight next time? Thats why they have straight lines.

Think outside the "box"...

Here's a visual aid:


This ceiling only has a mild barrel to it...might not even need water.


This one is a bit more intense:



How about some rock on this?
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Seriously I never thought about the fire rating. Its funny how we use all these tricks and never think about the consequences. I will honestly think through some of the stuff I do now
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I will honestly think through some of the stuff I do now
Just don't think too hard....we don't want you to break in that $75 knife on your own wrists
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brb gonna drink another vodka cranberry and come back with a witty response to that

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