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Putting drywall over thin wood paneling may cause the new wall to jut beyond door and window jambs. Consider alternatives such as painting wood paneling or filling in the seams with spackle. If you still want drywall, adjustments to the jambs should be made after the drywall is installed.

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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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A tear in the drywall paper can be repaired. Drywall repair can be done without replacing the entire sheet of drywall or sheetrock. Here are some tips on how to repair drywall.

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Finishing drywall is an acquired skill, like driving a car. From mixing the joint compound correctly to drywall taping and applying the second coat, here are my top finishing drywall tips to help you get professional results.

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Drywall is the product of choice to finish interior walls. But there are different drywall types and it pays to install the right drywall in the right location. Special drywall that is moisture-resistant is made for wet locations. Regular drywall can fall apart if it is allowed to get wet on a regular basis.

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DEAR TIM: My wife and I removed beadboard wainscoating in a house we just bought. In the process, we destroyed the wall. The beadboard was glued on and when it came down so did a thin coat of something. I think it's plaster. Why are there two different materials and why did the wall fall […]

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DEAR TIM: Money is tight and I have to tackle a drywall project. I've never done it before and from what I see on the cable home improvement shows it looks simple. I've also watched quite a few videos on YouTube, including all of your videos. My wife thinks I'm delusional. I don't want to […]

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A woman who wishes to remain anonymous for some reason who's name begins with D and ends in an a, lives in a house in Chicago, IL, where someone let a door fly into a wall. Let her tell you the rest: "Hi.  We had a door handle type hole in our wall and we have […]

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Joe Dworak, who's doing some work, I assume, on his house in Rosemont, CA, has an interesting question about 3/8-inch drywall: "Can 3/8 drywall be used on a ceiling mounted to furring strips 24 inches on center?" Here's my answer - note it's two parts: Joe, yes you can use 3/8-inch drywall on ceilings like […]

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