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How can you tell if you have Chinese drywall? References to information regarding problem drywall and associated corrosion. What causes the bad health effects and corrosion of metal in the houses? I've got the answers!!

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Learning how to drywall takes time and some skill. Drywall hanging is a labor-intensive job. Here are some drywall tips on how to hang drywall. Using the right drywall tools will help you with your drywall installation.

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Tim Carter demonstrates how to mix drywall joint compound. From getting the right consistency to time saving mixing techniques, discover some secrets about how to prepare joint compound.

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Repairing holes in drywall is easy with these tips. You don't need special drywall repair kits for the drywall repair. With just a few drywall tools and some drywall taping, those holes will be gone.

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Paperless drywall is an interesting product. Unlike regular drywall, there is no paper surface. The drywall is covered in fiberglass. The fiberglass surface is highly water resistant. Paperless drywall helps reduce the spread of mold. It is mold resistant, not mold proof. Other than a slightly different surface feel, you work with it just like regular drywall.

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Drywall tools come in all different types and levels of quality. If you are just going to hang and finish a few sheets, you can get by with basic tools. But if you intend to be working with lots of drywall, it may pay to invest in an assortment of joint knives, t-square, stilts, a drywall taping banjo and any number of other specialty drywall tools.

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There are two types of joint compound to patch holes or cracks. Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com explains when you should use the fast-drying joint compound. It is how to tape and mud drywall and sand it, if you are in a hurry.

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Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates a special drywall primer paint that makes drywall look as smooth as glass. Great for either drywall repair or when installing drywall.

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