Can you reuse drywall?

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Old 11-29-16, 07:11 AM
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Can you reuse drywall?

I have a basement that have the top drywall installed already. However, I want to redo the room for sound proofing. So, can I just take the drywall out and reuse it again? The drywall is not finish yet.
 
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Drywall

Is it fastened with nails or screws?

Screws would be easiest to remove with minimal damage.
 
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Old 11-29-16, 07:28 AM
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Yes if in good conditioned. If it is nailed not screwed you can use a gasket hole punch or 1/8" pipe nipple with one end sharpened to a taper to cut around the nails.
 
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Old 11-29-16, 07:47 AM
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I believed it uses screws. Okay, so when I put it back, do I need to screw at a different location or can I use the existing location to screw it back?
 
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I'd use a different location.
 
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It might not be worth the effort. Loose drywall is easily damaged. Be careful both with taking it down and how you stack it. While I've reused a piece here and there, I'd be leery of rehanging a whole ceiling with 'used' drywall.
 
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How long has the drywall been up and what thickness is it? Getting it down will be a 2 man job to be sure it is in good shape.

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I don't know how long the drywall are but it looks to be pretty good shape. The drywall are going to be used on walls and not ceiling. I'm only redoing the walls for sound proofing.
 
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If it has been up for several years and especially if it is 3/8" thick then it can have a belly between the joists. Probably not critical if appearance isn't an issue.

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I've never been patient enough to remove it in such a manner it could be re-used.
 
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