Depending on the amount of shielding required they are 1/16 or 1/8
thick. Set the nose of the screw gun to break the face of the
paper (yea, I know - I guess the bonded lead is doing most of the
carrying) They are already sized to the dimension of the screw
head, a dot of caulk and push it in the hole. Tape and bed as per
normal. The lead sheet is bigger than the drywall sheet so that
it covers/protects the edge joints.
Rico, I guess I was remembering the miseries of working the
material and the tediousness of the installation, it did not leave
many fond memories. We designed and manufactured a special rack
to mount to a fork lift to hoist the sheets to the ceiling. This
room was for exray examination of aircraft parts. It was a
sizeable room. Gyp for the fire rating and lead for the x=rays.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
I do not doubt the veracity of your anecdote. Your sanity on the other
I just liked the mental image of a guy plugging the wall with bullets.
I'm sure it would be faster and a hell of a lot more fun!
By the way, to an entomologist lead slug would indicate an alpha
mollusk without a shell.
The term "buckeroo" shall hereafter be construed to be the equivalent
High prices hold it up. <grin>
More seriously, we use 32 screws or more on half inch four by eight.
It's about sixty pounds, so that's less than two pounds per screw.
If we're doing five eighths, we double screw.
Haven't had any fall down yet.
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