Screwing in drywall


I was thinking about this as I prepare to rip the drywall down to put up insulation in my garage.
One of the nice advantages of using drywall nails is that unlike drywall screws - you can easily remove them when you need to. Once that joint compound goes up, the screw will be almost impossible to remove using a screwdriver.
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Eigenvector wrote:

And how do you get the nail out when the mud goes on?
Rich
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Most of them fall out on their own long before you get to the job, some push halfway out, easy to spot, so the few that are left don't put up resistance. I say screw it.
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If you're trying to say that pulling out the screws with a claw hammer is how to do it. Yikes, unlike a nail a screw would really rip the wood apart on the way out.
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Eigenvector wrote:

The screws come out just as easily as the nails. Once you press your screwgun tip against the head of the screw enough of the dried JC will pop out to unscrew them. Sure, you'll have to snap a few off but the same will happen with the nails. Get ACR bits.
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unscrew drywall screws. I'll take the screws.
If you demolish the wall right, there won't be much of anything left hanging off of the screws, anyhow -- if the holes are still full of mud, just lop 'em off with the sawsall.
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wrote:

You can probably just break them off - they're pretty brittle.
Bob .
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On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:17:19 -0800, "Eigenvector"

When I install something, I try to make the installation permenant. Why are you installing temp drywall?
tom @ www.Consolidated-Loans.info
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wrote:

renovating your house?
I in fact do see myself renovating my house, and at some point that will be removing drywall. Imagine how much harder renovations would be if the previous owner in your house had used screws rather than nails.
I'm not trying to advocate using only nails in drywall, in fact I prefer screws because they're easier to insert and much more secure. They're just a pain in the ass to remove.
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On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:17:19 -0800, "Eigenvector"

Right. You get the added bonus that there's a good chance the nails will pop, making nails even easier to remove than screws which remain hidden.
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you gotta be kidding? to remove them you rip out the drywall and then hit the screw one time with a hammer and the screw breaks off flush with the stud. If it's not flush hit it one more time.
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this thread is far less interesting than its title.
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Eigenvector posted for all of us...

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