Toxic drywall from China was an issue a few years ago, how safe are these again?
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Milwaukee Tool just introduced two new job specific blades for the SAWZALL. The Ductwork SAWZALL blade and the Drywall SAWZALL blade. Each blade has been designed and tested to to eliminate specific user frustrations when working with those types of materials and applications. The Drywall Access SAWZALL blade has been […]
We were looking forward to checking out the AirRenew Gypsum Board from CertainTeed at Greenbuild this year and had an opportunity to speak with Ashwin Himat of CertainTeed about the board. Here’s what he had to say about the AirRenew Gypsum board which will capture VOC’s and indoor formaldehydes and […]
Hoping to start a revolution in drywall, the Certainteed AirRenew gypsum board cleans the air by capturing indoor formaldehydes and other aldehydes and converts them into inert compounds that remain within the board. The drywall also includes M2Tech, a water-resistant core and mold-resistant paper face that provide protection against moisture. […]
USG’s Ultralight Drywall promises to be a revolutionary product for the remodeling/building industry. At 30% lighter than standard 1/2″ drywall, their Sheetrock Ultralight Drywall panels have overnight lessened the burden for contractors and installers around the world. What’s amazing is they haven’t sacrificed strength with the Ultralight panels which they […]
Life delivers plenty of bumps, chips, dents and scratches. To your walls, of course. Who are you calling dented? What I mean is that the walls of your house take a beating. Furniture gets bumped and pets scratch, leaving all sorts of marks. Kids just seem to walk by and […]
Sean Payton, the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, is the lead plaintiff among 2,100 alleged victims in a case scheduled to begin this week against a company from China charged with shipping drywall that made people sick and damaged other property in the home. The 591-page class action […]
Taping drywall seems like a mindless job but it requires some experience to do it correctly and to achieve the best results. The Teel Tape makes it super easy for anyone to mud their drywall tape before application.
You need more than just duct tape to fix a hole in the ceiling. To properly repair ceiling holes: + No matter how big the whole, be careful and look out for wires for ceiling fans and lighting fixtures. + For drywall holes that are very small, use a spackling […]
As the Consumer Products Safety Commission probes deeper into the tainted Chinese drywall issue they’ve also discovered that a small number of homeowners are reporting American-made drywall is causing some of the same problems: a sickening, sulfurous stench and corroded pipes and wiring. “We are not limited in the scope […]
We’ve been following the toxic Chinese drywall story this past year and a Federal investigation from the Consumer Products Safety Commission just released a report stating, “a strong association exists between chemicals contained in Chinese drywall installed in thousands of homes at the height of the housing boom and electrical […]
Remodeling for Geeks has some great how-to tutorials and one of our favorite series is all about drywall. From taping, patching, repairing, and creating smoothwalls.
A few months ago we got word that the Consumer Product Safety Commission had issued warnings regarding the use of certain Chinese made drywall due to it’s smell, corrosive gases and ruining household systems such as air conditioners. Now some Chinese experts think these problems stem from the use of […]
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there is an issue with some Chinese made drywall emitting smelly, corrosive gases and ruining household systems such as air conditioners. There have been multiple class-action lawsuits filed in Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana but this issue could be much more widespread. The offending […]
We’re always looking for new methods to soundproof rooms and this how-to from Instructables shows a “cleat” method that is accomplished by layering the drywall a certain way. More soundproofing methods.
The home crowd turned us onto QuietRock, which promises to cut sound to the equivalent of 8 layers of drywall. Obviously you won’t have a wall that thick and if QuietRock can deliver on this statement then that’s got to be one soundproof room.
This houseblogger has uncovered a badly damaged wall after removing the stubborn wallpaper that also took the plaster with it.
A friend recently inquired about installing a computer monitor on his wall where there was only drywall with no backing studs. Togglers are the first thing that came to mind for this application and it guided us to their website which is one of the nicer product websites we’ve come […]
Here’s a visual how-to for taping drywall joints.