drywall removal? suggestions

Old 04-16-12, 07:09 AM
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drywall removal? suggestions

Hi to all.
I've got to remove and replace a couple of walls worth of sheetrock. Does anybody have suggestions for the easiest, quickest, neatest way to do this?
If no such method exist, any general suggestions??
Thanks in advance.
Old 04-16-12, 07:21 AM
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Probably the biggest time saver is covering up the room and sealing it off - that cuts down your clean up time. Basically it's just a matter of knocking holes in the drywall and then pulling it off of the studs.
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There's no clean way to remove drywall; Mark's process will contain the mess and that's the best you can do.

Are you sure the rock needs to be replaced?
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Removing Drywall

If it is really drywall rather than plaster, cut vertically between each stud and break the sections away from the studs. Then remove the remaining screws or nails.

Watch out for electrical wiring.

This method allows removal in large pieces versus lots of small pieces when using a sledge hammer. Only use a sledge hammer if you want to vent your frustrations.
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It's done. One long, messy half day.

I used the "smash/poke outline a section using a regular hammer, then pull the section out" method. Followed by prying out nails. It helped that I had previously marked the location of wires, pipes, etc.
Now to replace it .........
Thanks to all!

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