I can't seem to find 3/4" drywall screws anymore. Does anyone know of
a chain or someplace around the Mpls/St. Paul area that sells them? I
can only find the crappy, strip-with-one-use shiny wood screws which
aren't nearly as good, or 1" drywall.
On 19 Jun 2004 12:39:49 -0700, email@example.com (Ben) wrote:
FWIW, I've never been able to find them. Of course, even 1/4" drywall
(when you can find that) works better with a longer screw. Just wanted to
let you know that it seems like a difficult thing to find. Good luck.
so you got 1/2" now. personally i would feel better with just a bit more.
in any case, assuming a 2x4 stud with a 1" hole in the center for electic,
thats still 1-1/4" you can go into the stud without worries of hitting
anything. the guy said he could find 1 inchers which would be fine also.
and like i said, maybe im not understanding the situation. there really
isnt any need to use 3/4" drywall screws under 'normal' circumstances.
Maybe you are misunderstanding the situation. 1/4" sheetrock is use in
curved walls and curves in the walls are often shaped with 3/4" thick
material like 1x4's. Typically a fastener only needs to be 3 times the
length of the material that it is supporting.
On 19 Jun 2004 12:39:49 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Ben) calmly
Maybe McFeely's? http://www.mcfeelys.com /
(Hey, Ray. You gotsk?)
If not, they have flathead square drives which should work.
FWIW, I've never seen anything other than coarse 1-5/8" and
fine 1-1/4" in a drywall screw.
Fred - Excellent point. I buy 3" "drywall screws" but not to use with
drywall. When I commented above about also having looked for 3/4" drywall
screws, it was not for drywall. My focus, and maybe OP's, is a screw head
that will hold the bit well and not easily strip. Dywall screw. Doggie
bag. Simple terms, broader meanings.
As for the McFeelys link Larry Jaques provided, it says squarehead but the
image looks like Phillips.
I have a few 3/4" and 1/2" drywall screws. How many do you need? They are
great for woodworking and hanging bathroom fixtures. The longer ones are
great for hanging cabinets. Those wood screws you refer to are junk I know
how frustrated you must be. If you are not using bulk quantities you can
cut off the first thread of 1" screws, but thats not practical if you need a
lot. Just curious what are you using them for? You can get 100 here for
email@example.com (Ben) wrote in message news:
Lowe's stocks screws in clear plastic bulk boxes that they call:
Hardboard screws, they are a golden brass color even though they are
steel. They work about as good as drywall screws. They come in several
lengths under one inch. They cost as much for a hundred as a pound of
Bill Turpin in WNC mountains
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