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lug

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Finding a good contractor
« on: June 02, 2012, 11:33:33 PM »
I am in the process of finding a contractor to put up the dry wall and green glue and I have some questions.

1. Are there any particular questions I should ask the contractor?

2. I am thinking of getting the green glue and drywall myself to make things cheaper, Will a contractor go for this?

3. How long should the job take? It sounds like it should take one day.

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Re: Finding a good contractor
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 02:27:15 AM »
1. The drywall and green glue process is really simple, so any good dry wall guy can do it...what is important is that you use 3 tubes per 4' x 8' sheet and apply like spaghetti on a plate...so when installed you dont have void sizes greater than a quarter. Also try to keep a minimum border around perimeter, they say 2" but this is too much....1/2" or so is better....
2. We have a lot of clients who purchase direct and have a contractor install...
3. It would only add a little more time to what it would take to hang drywall...


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Re: Finding a good contractor
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 10:40:13 PM »
I am in the process of finding a contractor to put up the dry wall and green glue and I have some questions.

1. Are there any particular questions I should ask the contractor?

2. I am thinking of getting the green glue and drywall myself to make things cheaper, Will a contractor go for this?

3. How long should the job take? It sounds like it should take one day.


1. I would obviously ask the contractor if he's comfortable doing a green glue job, and print out the install instructions for him.

2. If a contractor wouldn't go for you getting the stuff yourself, dump him - he's trying to rip you off.

3.  Adding green glue at 3 tubes/sheet doubles the time it takes to put up a sheet of drywall.  Still, it's not bad - mudding & taping are the labor-intensive parts...