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Old 04-30-2014, 06:45 PM   #41
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I am a drywall contractor in upstate New York. I have had the same problem, houses look beautiful when home owners move in. 2-3 weeks down the road seams and screws start popping. I am totally convinced the light weight board is shrinking. USG reps have an answer for everything but not the obvious.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:13 PM   #42
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Boy I got everyone's attention now! Lol WHERE ARE YOU NOW USG? Come on chime in like you did earlier in this thread trying to cover your Butts "No pun intended" with your and give us another BS reason on the root cause and tell us what else we are all doing wrong all over the country! Or if you would like to talk to me personally you can P.M or email me [email protected] I would lo e to here from you on what you intend o. Doing to fix the problem or how we are all going to be compensated for all money's lost fixing your problem over the last few years.
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I am a drywall contractor in upstate New York. I have had the same problem, houses look beautiful when home owners move in. 2-3 weeks down the road seams and screws start popping. I am totally convinced the light weight board is shrinking. USG reps have an answer for everything but not the obvious.
Where are you from?
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Boy I got everyone's attention now! Lol WHERE ARE YOU NOW USG? Come on chime in like you did earlier in this thread trying to cover your Butts "No pun intended" with your and give us another BS reason on the root cause and tell us what else we are all doing wrong all over the country! Or if you would like to talk to me personally you can P.M or email me [email protected] I would lo e to here from you on what you intend o. Doing to fix the problem or how we are all going to be compensated for all money's lost fixing your problem over the last few years.
I've been there done that Van!!! If you like smoke blown up your ass than by all means meet up with The suits ! The horse chit they can come up with Is priceless!!! But sometimes they slip up and give ya some really good inside info [without knowing it] Admitting a problem..But being the pencil neck pansies that they are.. their too stupid to realize WE KNOW WALLBOARD! They don't !
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AND.......What really pisses me off !! The first thing a rep will ask when I call Is what supply do you deal with? What ?

The plant Is the problem ! Not the supply! Right?


OH WELL!! I got a pile of certainteed board to fix tomorrow so they can make money while I loose mines! In The end that's all that really matters.
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Just heard a rumor today that Certainteed is pulling the plug on there lightweight sh*t rock! Anybody else heard of this?
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Just heard a rumor today that Certainteed is pulling the plug on there lightweight sh*t rock! Anybody else heard of this?
Can only hope so
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I hope Certainteed gets out of drywall all together. I have never liked their drywall.

I have heard that the Green Glue shrinks as it cures. Either way, it sure is aggravating.
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Just heard a rumor today that Certainteed is pulling the plug on there lightweight sh*t rock! Anybody else heard of this?
If only it were true maybe others would follow.
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How about the lite board from NG? Has anyone had any issues regarding their lite board? Hanging, finishing, or too many nail/screw pops?

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is it just me, or is the paper different too? it feels.. brittler? I dont know if thats the proper way to describe it, but it has less give.
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The paper is indeed different. I heard that directly out of a sale reps mouth by accident. After being told there were no major differences between classic and lightweight and ther was no way that there lightweight product was the cause of all problems we are all dealing with. The paper is heavier to help with strengthening the lightweight mix. And that there could lie the problem itself.
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Anyone else think its odd that USG Corp was quick to post on this thread and try and to pass the buck? Now they dont have anytjing to say after seeing all the posts from everyone dealing with same exact issues!
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I just used the National. Same problems with the voids in the fields, the shoulders did not appear as high (or I've just gotten used to the high shoulders).

They get the lite weight by injecting a shaving cream type product into the mix. When it evaporates it leaves the air pockets.

This lite weight drywall really does cause a lot grief. Only thing worse is the ultra lite weight compound. At first I thought it was me. Then an epiphany......

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The only thing I use the ultra mud for is skim coating and I like it for that. Easy to work and easy to sand.

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