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Wallboard & Drywall

  • Chinese Drywall: Taishan On the Hook for Bad Drywall, Judges Rule

    Another Chinese drywall maker must face Florida and Virginia state court jurisdiction in lawsuits over defective drywall, Federal and state courts have ruled this month.

     
  • Installing Drywall Over Rigid Foam

    Drywall expert and home performance contractor Myron Ferguson explains how to install drywall over rigid interior foam

     
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    Taping Knives

    Two collections from Hyde Tools designed specifically for pros

     
  • Q&A With Bob Kulp About Solar Installation

    Bob Kulp is co-owner of Kulps of Stratford, a roofing company he founded 25 years ago in the central Wisconsin town of Stratford. The company is now venturing into solar installation.

     
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    What's the Payback for Becoming a Home Performance Contractor?

    A successful drywall installer explores the pros and cons of adding home performance contracting to his business

     
  • Drywall Control Joint

    Is there such a thing as a control joint for drywall?

     
  • Striker Drywall Talon

    The Striker Drywall Talon is designed to lighten the load for drywall hangers.

     
  • Drywall Picker-Upper

    There's no shortage of devices out there that can be used to lever a sheet of drywall into position using foot pressure, but the most effective one I've found is Marshalltown's Panel Lifter.

     
  • Hard Rock

    Compared with standard drywall, ToughRock Gypsum Board is less likely to crack, sag, or absorb moisture, the maker says.

     
  • Light and Stiff

    Easi-Lite gypsum board weighs up to 30 percent less than standard gypsum board and has a high-strength core that allows it to span 24-inch on-center ceiling joists without sagging, says CertainTeed.

     
 
 
 
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