What size drywall screw?

Old 08-10-06, 07:01 AM
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What size drywall screw?

I am using 3/8" drywall to cover over a textured ceiling, which is 5/8" drywall. What size drywall screw do I use? And, while I'm at it, what is the difference between a coarse-thread drywall screw, and a fine-thread. Does one grip better, or is more recommended for 3/8" drywall?
Old 08-10-06, 10:28 AM
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2" screws should be ok - nothing shorter!!

Coarse thread is for wood studs/rafters, fine thread is for metal studs.

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