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Lack of options for 4x10 drywall. Need advice.

Old 01-03-20, 07:08 AM
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Lack of options for 4x10 drywall. Need advice.

I'm renovating a small room and was planning to use half-inch 4x10 drywall. The room is 10x10 with 8 foot ceiling. It seemed like the easiest, quickest solution for the walls would be to use 4x10 drywall and hang two sheets horizontally on each wall. That means the least amount of cutting and only one seam per wall.

Unfortunately, now that I'm done with all the wiring and went to purchase the drywall, it seems that both of the big home center stores only carry the "ultra-light" versions in 4x10. That sounded even better to me until I started reading reviews, and a lot of people are saying that the ultra-light is not always the best material to work with. Apparently it doesn't flex much, so if the walls aren't completely straight/flat, the drywall will break or pull through the screws. They also say it crumbles easily where it is cut out around outlets and so forth.

This sounds like a nightmare to work with and I just want regular, standard drywall, but I can't get it in 4x10.

Thoughts? Thank you!

Old 01-03-20, 08:06 AM
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both of the big home center stores
There are other places that will sell you drywall so if your not thrilled with what the BBS is selling then your going to have to search them out.

I personally have not used the light weight material but it must be a relatively new change because the last time I purchased drywall it was conventional!
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Then buy 4X12 sheets probably just a couple dollars more
Old 01-03-20, 09:55 AM
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I've not seen 10' boards at our local big box stores. The odds are there is a drywall supply house in your area - that would be your best bet for finding 10' boards.
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Here's several other options beyond previous posts:
  • 1. I believe almost all HDs carry 5/8" 4X8 fire rated sheetrock, which you can use even when not required. But each sheet weighs 70lbs.
  • 2. Go to the USG website. At the bottom of their webpage there's a place to insert your zipcode and product, get the names of nearby vendors. by
  • 3. Visit the pro desk or customer service area and order what you need.

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