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Forum: Drywall 11-11-2006, 11:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,937
Posted By andrewtlocke
Hello?! Do you guys know how to figure the per...

Hello?! Do you guys know how to figure the per sheet price using 8-footers? Redo the numbers to reflect what the sheet count would be using 12-footers (nat’l average), then you've got real numbers....
Forum: Drywall 06-27-2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,695
Posted By andrewtlocke
Quick answer: hire a taper. It'll be better than...

Quick answer: hire a taper. It'll be better than how I'm thinking your wall will turn out if you try to do it yourself. No offense intended, but Bob's right, if you're asking a fundamental taping...
Forum: Drywall 06-05-2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,678
Posted By andrewtlocke
Top Down Start by hanging a 2ft. rip at...

Top
Down

Start by hanging a 2ft. rip at the top of each of the side walls of the staircase. This will ensure that you cover the floor plate (of the top floor) and the top plate (of the bottom...
Forum: Drywall 06-02-2006, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,000
Posted By andrewtlocke
Well, yeah, I know, but I'd like to experience...

Well, yeah, I know, but I'd like to experience them without a sales person or company affiliate present. Besides, the only guy that reps the product to the northeast is in PA, that's a looooong way...
Forum: Drywall 06-02-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,000
Posted By andrewtlocke
Any Apla-Tech users in New England?

Hey, all you New England drywall finishers :notworthy , would any of you that use Apla-Tech tools be interested in allowing me to visit a live job-site, where I might be able to sit in and assess the...
Forum: Drywall 05-20-2006, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,606
Posted By andrewtlocke
Lafarge just came out with a pre-finished Level 5...

Lafarge just came out with a pre-finished Level 5 wallboard called Rapid Deco L5. It finishes just like regular drywall.

See the link.
...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,124
Posted By andrewtlocke
Haven't really had any huge issues in estimating...

Haven't really had any huge issues in estimating yet. It's one of my favorite parts pf the process. I love looking at all the numbers and watching them add up! Anyway, it's still early in my...
Forum: Drywall 05-02-2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 43,085
Posted By andrewtlocke
Go out and spend the $50-$70 on the national...

Go out and spend the $50-$70 on the national estimating book that Craftsman Book Company does. It comes with a great software program that will update online with the averages for your locale. I use...
Forum: Drywall 04-24-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 26,113
Posted By andrewtlocke
Plaster Demo

$3.30/sy.
Forum: Drywall 04-24-2006, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,394
Posted By andrewtlocke
Too bad we aren't a little closer!

I'm in southern NH Rambone! I think CT might be a little too far for me to hike for 35 sheets though. Sorry man.

~a
Rockin' the Kasbah!
Forum: Drywall 04-16-2006, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,831
Posted By andrewtlocke
Cool There are no stupid questions...

"a bit unprofessional"? Is that all it is? I'd never dream of doing anything like this. This is the kind of crap that gives the rest of us a bad name. It's downright sleezy and slimy, like the...
Forum: Drywall 04-13-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,653
Posted By andrewtlocke
Absolutley not. Check your local fire code. In...

Absolutley not. Check your local fire code. In MANY localities where I live, every seam and joint must be taped and finished (any gap wider than 1/8" must be pre-filled before it gets taped). Believe...
Forum: Drywall 04-11-2006, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,157
Posted By andrewtlocke
Question Winning the job with the BIG builder

OK drywall gods (and goddesses, if you're out there), I am trying to get an opportunity to do some work with some BIG builders. You know who I'm talking about? The guys that develop the new 50 unit...
Forum: Drywall 03-27-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,707
Posted By andrewtlocke
I have never seen this done...ever....no really....

I have never seen this done...ever....no really. My response would be: Isn't the mud already wet?
Forum: Drywall 03-13-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,765
Posted By andrewtlocke
Question Automatic or hand tools

Hey, I'm a hand tool guy. I like them. They make me happy...but...I'm seriously thinking about automatic tools. To all you drywall gods out there: What do you think about your automatic tools?
How...
Forum: Drywall 03-13-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 34,077
Posted By andrewtlocke
To finish: 6" knife for finishing corners...

To finish:

6" knife for finishing corners and angles.

12" pan knife for bead

12" flat trowel for flats and butts (my butts are 24" wide finished)
Forum: Drywall 03-04-2006, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,640
Posted By andrewtlocke
Nope, not at all.

Nope, not at all.
Forum: Drywall 03-03-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,625
Posted By andrewtlocke
MR vs. "Regular" rock

Okay, so almost everyone in my area will use MR in the bathroom....but according to a previous thread, it's of no use and may even be detrimental to the longevity of the bathroom? Is this correct?...
Forum: Drywall 03-03-2006, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,974
Posted By andrewtlocke
Dude, Cole, that's insane! My base $$ is...

Dude, Cole, that's insane! My base $$ is $0.87/bsqft. for materials/hang/tape/sand.
Forum: Drywall 03-03-2006, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,584
Posted By andrewtlocke
Spence, first off, congratulations on your first...

Spence, first off, congratulations on your first solo flight. I hope it leads to many more.

Obtuse angles - On INSIDE corners/angles I REALLY like Straitflex (except for large dramatic ceilings,...
Forum: Drywall 03-03-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,640
Posted By andrewtlocke
Mark, I'm real partial to Lafarge rock. Not sure...

Mark, I'm real partial to Lafarge rock. Not sure why, but it seems like there is less drag on my knives and trowels when I'm taping; it just feels smoother. Also different types of G-board to...
Forum: Drywall 03-02-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,071
Posted By andrewtlocke
ummm....get that freakin plumber back in there to...

ummm....get that freakin plumber back in there to rework the stack!
Forum: Drywall 03-15-2005, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,903
Posted By andrewtlocke
I guess that's just how I was trained...

...I guess I don't see why it would be imperative to wait for the embedding coat to dry first. Mike, in another thread you told me you will typically use "setting type" compound for the first two...
Forum: Drywall 03-14-2005, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,903
Posted By andrewtlocke
Finishing answers...

Depends on what you're doing. For laying the tape coat (coat that tape gets embedded into), 30 to 45 degrees should be fine, much more than 45 dgrees and you'll start removing the mud. Not what you...
Forum: Drywall 03-14-2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 91,349
Posted By andrewtlocke
Question ...but we're really talking about two separate processes...

...which should mean separate labor rates designated for each one. One for hanging; one for taping. So, say a guy hangs 1000 sqft/day at a rate of $0.15/sqft, that's $150 a day. Not bad. But say the...
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