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Our last basement we hung i specked out all gold bond high strength ceiling board.

It is about 27 pounds more than lite board but holds a screw perfect and cuts clean. Good screw holding is more important to us now that we run strictly collated. You can tell its density/strength when you carry its not making crackeling noises like lite board
I tend to move board from truck to a frame cart to elevator to A frame to stack in beam. From the stack to a a frame to the wall, I try my best not to carry more than a few feet
 

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I'm in Salt Lake. My employer buys from LW (locally called Building Specialists) and a local outfit called Swanson and they both carry the Pabco crap. Pabco is a regional brand made just outside Vegas. It has far more texture to the actual rock than any other brand I've used, including long fibers. It seems like that may add to its strength, which is nice, but it's terrible to cut. It doesn't snap, it slowly tears, especially if there's any humidity. And on this massive condo renovation job we're storing our materials in a vacant unit's garage, a few feet from the door so it is constantly exposed to the shifting weather/humidity this time of year. The long fibers are probably why it won't snap easily, and it's as itchy as any fiberglass I've ever encountered. And it leaves a rough edge that ALWAYS requires rasping, even when I score both sides before breaking it. Today I ordered a Blade Runner and a Tajima rasp, hoping that together it will make it a little less work. The biggest pieces I'm doing on this are about 6" strips around replacement entry doors and sidelights, along with little 2" sidelight window returns. I can't imagine needing to cut more often on a job than I am on this one, and they get me the worst boards in town.

For my own basement (45 boards) last week I ordered from LW and specifically said "Certainteed or USG". Half of the 4x8s were Pabco because "we were out of the others". Then tell me that and I'll order from someone else! I specified it for a reason! But I didn't know until after the delivery was complete.

I had also ordered three 16 foot boards. They brought me three 15 foot boards. "Oh, we don't stock 16s in Utah. We have to order those from California." THEN TELL ME AND I'LL ORDER FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE! With 15s I have a butt joint where it was supposed to be seamless! If I have to deal with a butt joint I'd rather two 8s than a 15 and a 1.

I will never order from them again.
 

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16' is a common length, all of our suppliers stock 8' 8'6" 9' 10' 12' 14' and 16' although if you need a large quantity more than a few thousand sheets you need them ordered from a manufacturer
 

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I know it is. I was going to go through Colonial Supply which stocks every full foot increment in both 48 and 54, and they only stock CertainTeed. But I got a modest price break by going through my employer's account. That was a mistake.
 
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