Backboard Screws?

Old 11-06-05, 07:24 AM
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Backboard Screws?

Before I realized that I should have been using special backboard screws, I have installed backboard around a tub enclosure and on the floor of a bathroom that we are completely remodeling. I used regular drywall screws. Will I be OK with these screws? They seem to be holding well. Should I reinforce with some backboard screws or will I be OK leaving it as is?

Old 11-06-05, 07:54 AM
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Using drywall screws is not recommended.

2.02 FASTENERS (Courtesy of USG)
A. General: Provide fasteners of size and type indicated that comply with requirements specified in this Article for material and application.
B. Nails: 11-gauge hot-dipped galvanized roofing nails [1-1/2 inch] [1-3/4 inch], 7/16 inch diameter head.
C. Wood Screws: DUROCK Brand Wood or USG Sheathing WF screws [1-1/4 inch] [1-5/8 inch] [2-1/4 inch] with corrosion-resistant coating.

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Hope this helps!

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