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Old 02-22-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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How Long To Finish?


In a house which has no heat/a/c and humid location (Louisiana) can the drywall be hung and not finished (tape/mud/prime)lets say 6-8 weeks, if not I know the sooner the better because of the humidity but what would you guys think would be the max. Entire house will be hung.

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Old 02-22-2009, 02:08 PM   #2
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In a house which has no heat/a/c and humid location (Louisiana) can the drywall be hung and not finished (tape/mud/prime)lets say 6-8 weeks, if not I know the sooner the better because of the humidity but what would you guys think would be the max. Entire house will be hung.

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With 19 posts under your belt I would think that you would be smart enough to avoid generalized questions. It's almost as bad as how much?

How big a house, how big a crew, how knowledgable and ambitious a crew, etc

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With 19 posts under your belt I would think that you would be smart enough to avoid generalized questions. It's almost as bad as how much?

How big a house, how big a crew, how knowledgable and ambitious a crew, etc
Did you go through his threads? You could read and see his DIY project in progress.
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With 19 posts under your belt I would think that you would be smart enough to avoid generalized questions. It's almost as bad as how much?

How big a house, how big a crew, how knowledgable and ambitious a crew, etc
I think I stated this wrong.
" Is there any great negative effect to "leave" drywall unfinished for any length of time where the structure is not climate controlled?

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PS: No I am not a do it yourselfer as I do use subs for most of my work and they must be licensed/bonded here for the homes I remodel.

Howver there is no license required for drywall !

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If the coat you quit controlling the climate was dry you should be fine. Too long of wait and the rock will start turning yellow. That doesn't really hurt anything, just stain blocking primer. You'll be fine with the 6-8 weeks you mentioned.
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If the coat you quit controlling the climate was dry you should be fine. Too long of wait and the rock will start turning yellow. That doesn't really hurt anything, just stain blocking primer. You'll be fine with the 6-8 weeks you mentioned.
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The house is totally gutted, had to pull all new electrical throught out (by master electrician). The drywall is "bare" and only hung on both walls and ceiling! Was hung when inside house temp was about 50 degrees. can't get it taped/mud/ prime for a few weeks for reasons, but was concerned about this "window" time frame.

Thanks So Much for your "courteous" reply.

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TiM:

The house is totally gutted, had to pull all new electrical throught out (by master electrician). The drywall is "bare" and only hung on both walls and ceiling! Was hung when inside house temp was about 50 degrees. can't get it taped/mud/ prime for a few weeks for reasons, but was concerned about this "window" time frame.

Thanks So Much for your "courteous" reply.

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what do you want us to do change the weather? either rent a heater or deal with it
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Geez!

Now I see why the minimum age for this forum is "13".

Is there any thread without useless ignorant replies.
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You'll be fine with waiting. You really wouldn't have any trouble finishing aside from it would take longer to dry between coats. But you aren't going to cause any trouble just waiting. Not sure what that other guy's problem is. Strange response...
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Maybe just because he's from Philly or he's union. Not sure.
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Maybe just because he's from Philly or he's union. Not sure.
another union hater, you guys must be real jealous or something. i dont hear you complaining when you are making our rates on prevailing wage job, whio do you think fought for them rates. if it wasnt for the union noone who making what they are making today. thank you very much im done with this topic enjoy
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another union hater, you guys must be real jealous or something. i dont hear you complaining when you are making our rates on prevailing wage job, whio do you think fought for them rates. if it wasnt for the union noone who making what they are making today. thank you very much im done with this topic enjoy

"fought for them rates" I guess it is a union worker!
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Sorry man I'd rather work for my rates on my time schedule than "them" rates you make working for someone else and getting laid off every whip stitch like you union guys. Do you really make that much per hour over the year? It seems the union guys around here are laid off an awful lot. Not good. But thank you for being a glorious union guy.
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CrazyTaper seconds that- BOOYAH!: w00t:
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With 19 posts under your belt I would think that you would be smart enough to avoid generalized questions. It's almost as bad as how much?

How big a house, how big a crew, how knowledgable and ambitious a crew, etc

Curious, what do these things have to do with the environment that the dw will be in??

Maybe he should have stated ceiling heights, wall sizes, time of day hung, etc..
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John in your area you should be fine, The night time temps don't go below 20 degrees so there is no problem with hanging the board, as for tape and mud you could let it sit for 6 months down there and you should be fine, like Tim said it will yellow the paper that's about it, as long as no water can soak the boards your good. Tim the Union guys are seeing tight times and they are worried what is going to happen, we had a union project up here and they are getting laid off cause the project finished up. I have some friends who work union and they are seeing a slow down so maybe that is why you see them post like that. Hey times are a changing and I believe we are all going to see prices on everything go down for years to come, Moving to a more Socialist Society where everyone gets the same wages

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Instead of beating us each other up, why don't we just pray together for the economy to get better, union or not we all need each others prayers.


It's all in God's hands anyway, right??

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