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Old 04-09-2006, 12:26 AM   #21
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Redmann is right on the code. 8" on butt joints and 12" otherwise. We only use nails on the perimeter and only screws in the feild. I personally think using 3" screws is a waste of time and money. I don't believe it increases your holding power. You will lose holding power the second you break the paper. Have you ever pulled sheetrock down and had a screw come out of the wall? I haven't. Holding power is established by number of fastners and not breaking the paper. Code will not allow you to use less screws regaurdless of length. That is what I think anyway.
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Old 04-09-2006, 07:39 AM   #22
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I personally think using 3" screws is a waste of time and money. I don't believe it increases your holding power. You will lose holding power the second you break the paper. Have you ever pulled sheetrock down and had a screw come out of the wall? I haven't. Holding power is established by number of fastners and not breaking the paper. Code will not allow you to use less screws regaurdless of length. That is what I think anyway.

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Gonna be switching over to a 6" screw, they hold so well I only have to use one screw every 2 sheets. An 8" screws will carry 3 sheets by itself. Try using a 1/2" x 10" lag bolt and you might be able to hang an entire home with only that one lag. You'll have to figure out a way to disguise though-possbily just paint the head??
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Thanx Josh, Just found out hot coffee really burns the nasal passages !! Ever thought of a small dab of silicone just on the corners of the sheet. Works like a charm !!
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Gonna be switching over to a 6" screw, they hold so well I only have to use one screw every 2 sheets. An 8" screws will carry 3 sheets by itself. Try using a 1/2" x 10" lag bolt and you might be able to hang an entire home with only that one lag. You'll have to figure out a way to disguise though-possbily just paint the head??
I use 7" carriage bolts, that way I have the rocking crew coordinate with the siding crew, and hang both rock & siding with one fastener!!!
With washer and nut on the inside, it gives awesome holding power for the rock, Plus the added feature of built-in picture hangers with the extra bolt length!!!
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Thanx Josh, Just found out hot coffee really burns the nasal passages !! Ever thought of a small dab of silicone just on the corners of the sheet. Works like a charm !!
Great concept-takes too much time though since your dabbling 4 corners. Instead a great alternative would be to use construction adhesive since it has a lil more holding pwr than silicone so only 2.25 corners need to be "dabbed" been doing it that way for 18 yrs and aint never had a problem.

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I use 7" carriage bolts, that way I have the rocking crew coordinate with the siding crew, and hang both rock & siding with one fastener!!!
With washer and nut on the inside, it gives awesome holding power for the rock, Plus the added feature of built-in picture hangers with the extra bolt length!!!
Now this is a very interesting concept that I'm wondering why we never thought of it sooner. 2 birds with one stone!!! I'm going to change my scheduling and give this method a shot next time....these guys are gonna think I'm big time when they see how effiecent this idea is-siding/sheetrock all sharing the same "through" fastner system!!
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Hmm, that through bolt method, that could be the ticket. It would and could be used on interior walls too, both sides @ once. Gotta try it.
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I thought you were serious IHI. Glad to know you were not. I guess the sarcasm didn't come through the printed words so well. I'll catch ya on the next one dang it.
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Too many screws/nails too close together will break the board. I like 4 nails, (two doubles), on the walls with glue. 5/8 on the lids, screws 12"oc.

Lags work nice. Longer the better.
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I thought you were serious IHI. Glad to know you were not. I guess the sarcasm didn't come through the printed words so well. I'll catch ya on the next one dang it.
I was get'n nervious myself with the few guys thinking I was serious I was hoping that was soo far fetched everybody would catch right on, but we all know how intentions and perceptions get mixed up on the net.
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Here ya IHI. My intentions are sketchy and my perceptions are screwed up. Not just on the net but in everyday life !!!

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