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Posted by carl on July 12th, 2002 12:14 AM
In reply to When putting up drywall...nails? liquid nails? screws? by Maryam on July 11th, 2002 10:14 AM [Go to top of thread]

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I favor screws also.I see a good number of
"nail-pops" from nailed in drywall, usually on
ceilings. This occurs when the nail head backs out
of the drywall, then makes a bulge or eventual
crack in the drywall compound.(It is caused by
subtle house settling or shifting over time)
When using screws, tighten them down to the point
where the head recesses slightly in the drywall,
being carefull not to screw too far and bust
through the paper. Otherwise the screw will lose
its holding power. If your screw gun has a torque
setting you can set it to about 12 to ensure the
screw won't recess too far. Have fun, Regards Carl

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