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- n. A building material comprising a sheet of gypsum sandwiched between two pieces of heavy paper, used mainly for interior walls and ceilings.
- n. A wall made of this.
- n. A stone wall constructed without mortar or cement.
- v. To install and finish drywall.
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- n. a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitions; made from plaster or wood pulp or other materials and used primarily to form the interior walls of houses
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When you hear the term drywall, it is simply panels made of gypsum plaster used to construct interior walls and ceilings.
It would be easier to plant speakers in drywall and hang a canvas in front of them, or mount them on the less conspicuous underside of a shelf, than go through this hassle. sumocat
Oh yes, and we have been renovating and everything is covered in drywall dust.
I'll note that this is SOP for the guys who drill holes in drywall ceilings for things like recessed lights, only they use old plastic paint buckets.
There is a variation I use when I'm drilling holes in drywall walls.
There could be as many as 10,000 other homeowners whose homes contain drywall made by other companies that have largely ignored lawsuits filed in U.S. courts.
"Not all drywall is alike," says Jack McCarthy, president of Environmental Health & Engineering, the firm hired by the government to perform the air quality tests.
Officials cautioned that not all Chinese drywall is necessarily a problem and that homes with American-made drywall also are being studied.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Department of Housing and Urban Development disclosed new information they said indicated that certain Chinese drywall emitted hydrogen sulfide at rates 100 times that of non-Chinese samples, far more than earlier thought.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday disclosed new information they say indicates certain Chinese drywall emits hydrogen sulfide at rates 100 times greater than non-Chinese samples, far more than originally thought.