Installing and Finishing Drywall

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - House & Home - 149 pages
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Whether you do it yourself, or hire an expert, you’ll get the best results with your drywall with the help of this handy manual—now revised, with the hundreds of photographs and diagrams in color for the first time. Detailed instructions explain all the basic materials, most effective techniques, and special procedures needed to tackle the job. Get the rundown on building codes and inspections, installation tools, and drywall panels, fasteners, adhesives, attachment techniques, trim, and corner beads. See how to cope with problems raised by truss rises; gable, stair, and curved walls; and furred-down areas. Check out finishing tools, and learn professional secrets on moisture resistant wallboards, hand sanding, paint problems, and texturing and decorating the drywall. There’s no more thorough guide anywhere!
 

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Contents

Installation Tools
6
Safety Guidelines
13
Drywall Nails
20
Gypsum Wallboard Installation
50
Installing SingleLayer
59
Installing Panels
66
Installing Predecorated
73
Chapter 10
80
Improper Panel Fits
99
Paint Problems
107
Taping Joints and Finishing Trim
109
Finishing Exterior Corners
116
HandTexturing Tools
122
Texture Paints
128
Glossary
137
Metric Equivalents
143

Chapter 8
87
Dust Protection
93

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About the author (2008)

William P. Spence is Dean of the College of Technology as well as Professor of Construction Engineering Technology emeritus at Pittsburg State University in KS. He currently is active as a full-time author of more than 30 technical construction books.

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