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05-30-06, 05:13 AM   #1  
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I am having a home built and the builder told me we was going to use 1/2 inch drywall on all interior walls. The drywall he is using is two 1/4 inch pieces over each other. Is this normal? Thanks

 
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05-30-06, 05:38 AM   #2  
No that is not normal. Using 1/2" is fine but it comes in that thickness. You can only get 1/4" sheets in 8' lengths. And it is super flimsey. Even if you put 2 together your walls and ceilings will look like a roller coaster with about 250 butt joints. You need to straighten this out fast.

 
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05-30-06, 07:17 AM   #3  
Posted By: cjlukens I am having a home built and the builder told me we was going to use 1/2 inch drywall on all interior walls. The drywall he is using is two 1/4 inch pieces over each other. Is this normal? Thanks
Are you sure your not looking at two 1/2" pieces sitting in the pile? They are shipped taped together on the ends but are then seperated for use. I can't think of any advantage to the builder to use two 1/4" pieces even if he was crooked. 1/4" is generally only used where you need to make curves and is not much if any cheaper then 1/2"

 
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05-30-06, 07:24 AM   #4  
The only time I have seen a builder use 1/4" rock was when dealing with radius walls [curved] and then they usually install 2 sheets to get the 1/2" thickness. It would cost him more money to nail up double sheets on straight walls.


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05-30-06, 09:09 AM   #5  
CJ - look at the paper end strip of the sheetrock before the two pieces are separated. It will tell you the size. I'll bet you a 6 pack it's 1/2".

Did you measure a tapered edge of the sheetrock. That's closer to 3/8" and it might look like 1/4".

 
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06-03-06, 03:28 PM   #6  
I agree with everybody else!

 
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