Steve Barker wrote:
Mostly because of how drywall is traditionally produced -- a continuous
sheet that's chopped to length.
That's not to say it isn't being done. Lafarge has been making 4 tapered
edge drywall for at least 5 years. I don't know if it's widely available
in the US, though. Google Lafarge Synia
You mean that if I built a castle with 100 foot tall walls, I could just
tell the company to cut the continuous sheet at 100 foot intervals?
And just think of those huge ceilings in warehouses. If the warehouse
ceiling is 40 ft. X 180 ft. I'd only need 10 sheets of 180 ft long
Then again, why not just have a portable drywall making machine that you
bring on the job and custom make the drywall sheets to just fit the
room. One sheet for each wall, and another one for the ceiling. All
one piece sheets. That would eliminate all that nasty taping joints.
Just mud the 4 corners and around the ceiling edges.
Better yet, how about liquid drywall, or rolls of dehydrated drywall,
where you just unroll what looks like paper, apply it to the wall
framing with two sided tape, and spray it with water. The water makes
the paper thicken to 1/2". Then allow it to dry for an hour, and the
whole room is finished.
Actually there may come a time when drywall comes in bags. You'll cover
the wall with wooden laths, then you'll mix the bags of drywall powder
with water in an electric mixer, and then you will apply the drywall
with a trowel. That would be a huge advancement in technology!!!
Just think, no taping joints!
Didn't you guys see the "How's it Made" episode for drywall manufacture?
Yes they could make drywall any length you want, but the logistics of
getting it out of the building and on to the truck would be a real
Because then they couldn't sell you the tool that tapers the ends.<g>
you can buy tapered ends-- just not at your local borg. [Though they
might be able to order it for you--- Might be fun to ask for some one
Just don't do any rooms longer than 14 [16?] feet and you don't need
to worry about it.
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