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Old 02-06-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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has anyone tries any of that light weight sheetrock? did you like it or was it brittle?
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:27 PM   #2
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We have used it on several houses. See no difference except the weight. Cuts the same, scores the same. No issues with screws tearing out the paper. We like it so far.

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is it priced the same?
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:33 PM   #4
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is it priced the same?

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it's about a buck more per sheet here. I like it.
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It isn't available here as of yet.

Do they make a 54" board?
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On USG's website it says they make it in 54". I don't do a lot of board anymore so I am not aware of what the big distributors here have.
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It is slightly less right now for us. (2 cents) Bet that won't last long. We bought it for ceilings and 54" for walls on our last house. Nice. I asked my hangers if they would hang it for less since it is 30% lighter.... They laughed that nervous kind of laugh and said
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It isn't available here as of yet.
We can't get here yet either. And it looks like it's going to be awhile too.
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[quote=Tim0282;1123982]It is slightly less right now for us. (2 cents) Bet that won't last long.

Yeah, once they get you hooked on it, then they'll jack the price up.
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We've got it
i just saw it @ home cheapo - but didnt look at price
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they have it here, I havent had a chance to use it yet. Usually everything I use has to be 5/8 do to meeting fire code. If I do get a chance to use the lightweight stuff I will post on my experience with it.
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i used it today. love the weight savings, but it did seem brittle. still cut and hung the same as always though.. now they need to make 5/8 rock lighter somehow... haha
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Us old guys need all the help we can get.
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I wonder if they will get the same fire rating with it? maybe thats why they dont have 5/8 it could lose the rating. who needs 1/2 inch to be lighter? im not saying that it wont help but if i invented the product i would of started with the heaviest board first. my 2 cents
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I would love to see the 5/8 get lighter, During the summertime myself and the older carpenter I work with were building a office. When it came time to get the drywall up the stairs, Only one flight he was having a little trouble carrying it. So I said I will get it up there, He said are you kidding me, I said no. The first sheet wasent bad at all, After I got to the fourth sheet I through in the towel. We ended up calling a few of the other guys that work with us, They gave us a well apprechiated hand.
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I love it!!! Can't wait for 5/8s to roll out
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My local lumberyard is switching over... Costs about $0.40 more per 4x8 sheet.
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I hung 18 sheets of it, seemed just like normal stuff except lighter.

Cost maybe .38 cents more per sheet, I would think it should be 30% less though.

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