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Forum: New Member Introductions 12-22-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By Classic Drywall
Hello, and welcome to the forums Befreeliving,...

Hello, and welcome to the forums Befreeliving, I'm in north Lansing, (towards Dewitt). Things are pretty tough around here, but there is a glimmer of hope with GM bringing in 400 workers from...
Forum: Drywall 12-22-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By Classic Drywall
It's kinda strange that you are having troubles...

It's kinda strange that you are having troubles with the glue. Like Oldrivers said most of the time it's the paper that gives you fits. What I have done in the past is roll a coat of "Sanding Sealer"...
Forum: Drywall 02-03-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
Posted By Classic Drywall
Sounds to me that maybe your running your mud to...

Sounds to me that maybe your running your mud to thick. But I feel USG has the best tape.

Joe...
Forum: Drywall 01-19-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,568
Posted By Classic Drywall
Wow..the drywall trade gets a few hacks in it,...

Wow..the drywall trade gets a few hacks in it, and ALL finishers are hacks. I'm not going to dwell on it but that is BS. One problem we have here in Michigan is with GM layoffs and what not lots of...
Forum: Drywall 01-18-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,568
Posted By Classic Drywall
Ok...why do we texture here in Michigan...?? It's...

Ok...why do we texture here in Michigan...?? It's cheaper for the builder and that is what they are looking for. Now as far as I am concerned I prefer a slick lid. I find the best way to get a good...
Forum: Drywall 01-18-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,403
Posted By Classic Drywall
Wow..I'm not looking to offend anyone, but with a...

Wow..I'm not looking to offend anyone, but with a question like this you are in over your head. Sounds like it might be your first job and that could be a big one for your first one. My suggestion...
Forum: Drywall 01-06-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,369
Posted By Classic Drywall
Wow 8200' in that house, my guys are wasting too...

Wow 8200' in that house, my guys are wasting too much board or you guys hang your scrap. That house would take us about 9600' of board.
But back to the question from the OP, with the way things are...
Forum: Drywall 03-27-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,048
Posted By Classic Drywall
Well in Michigan it's not that bad yet but...

Well in Michigan it's not that bad yet but getting real close.. Thats why I'm looking for out of state finish work right now (can't afford to sit home). The big trick is trying to figure out which...
Forum: Drywall 03-23-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,666
Posted By Classic Drywall
Hot spots for 2008

Hello everyone, hope work is going strong for you. In Michigan it is getting to be a joke for drywall, not much work and and what there is everyone wants it for free just about. The bad thing is that...
Forum: Drywall 11-08-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 78,394
Posted By Classic Drywall
Ok, I see we have some here that seem to LOVE...

Ok, I see we have some here that seem to LOVE mesh tape. I stand with my first comment that it's too expensive to do a house with mesh tape and coat everything with durabond. Some say it will make me...
Forum: Drywall 09-22-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 31,634
Posted By Classic Drywall
I agree with the rest that say $250 is too cheap,...

I agree with the rest that say $250 is too cheap, but thats the problem with our trade, people are willing to work for free and I have to compete with them, not fun at all.
What I mean by working...
Forum: Drywall 07-28-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,796
Posted By Classic Drywall
Board prices falling like a rock.

Just wondering if everyone else is getting some price brakes on their board. 6 months ago we were paying .23 cents for 1/2" as of last Monday I was at .20 cents, got a call on Wednesday from a...
Forum: Drywall 07-28-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,659
Posted By Classic Drywall
Are you starting to get into it as a business, if...

Are you starting to get into it as a business, if so how can you bid work if you don't even know how to do it. I feel your best bet would be go to work for someone who is doing it right now and get a...
Forum: Drywall 02-02-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,002
Posted By Classic Drywall
The framing does not look like any type of farm...

The framing does not look like any type of farm house I've ever done.
On a project like that I would have to talk to the GC and do it on time and materials. I would have guys tied up there for a...
Forum: Drywall 01-19-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,607
Posted By Classic Drywall
Dragon, your a little south of me I'm in Lansing,...

Dragon, your a little south of me I'm in Lansing, and I know things go for a touch more down that way. With the limited details you gave it's real hard to let you know a ball park price range. I you...
Forum: Drywall 01-16-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 78,394
Posted By Classic Drywall
Ok I guess if your doing remodels, which I do...

Ok I guess if your doing remodels, which I do very little of, I do mostley houses and commerical work. When we hit a house thats 12,000 ft. of board (250 12' boards) the only way to go is use paper...
Forum: Drywall 01-15-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 78,394
Posted By Classic Drywall
Ok, I guess I'll give my grains of salt here. I...

Ok, I guess I'll give my grains of salt here. I have been in the drywall business for 19 years (not an old schooler but not my first rodeo). I have only used fiberglass (mesh) tape a couple of times...
Forum: Drywall 01-31-2006, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,774
Posted By Classic Drywall
Wow .80 cents a foot, been awhile since I seen...

Wow .80 cents a foot, been awhile since I seen those numbers, but it feels like were heading back that way. (got to love all the cut throats) What do you pay for labor when bidding at those prices....
Forum: Drywall 01-22-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,966
Posted By Classic Drywall
If money is an issue (I know, when is money not...

If money is an issue (I know, when is money not an issue in this trade). I would just go rent what you need for tools from Ames. I know renting tools sucks, paying for things you don't get to keep,...
Forum: Drywall 01-12-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,959
Posted By Classic Drywall
With me, if it's a small job (4,000 sq. ft. of...

With me, if it's a small job (4,000 sq. ft. of board or less) I have a different rate than for a whole house, so in my area (Mid-Michigan) $1.00 a foot would be cheap. I am more around $1.35 a foot...
Forum: Drywall 01-09-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,647
Posted By Classic Drywall
I agree, 52 sheets does sound kinda on the high...

I agree, 52 sheets does sound kinda on the high side for a room that size, 1,664 feet of board, when I would figure a room of that size at about 1,196 feet of board. But some people don't know how to...
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