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Using drywall screws but they keep falling out of the wall or are very loose. What do I do?

If you screw into plasterboard, they will. Use specific plugs to allow the screw to grip without falling out or screw into wood that supports the plasterboard. Drywall screws are used to hold plasterboard/drymall sheeting, in place, not for fixing to plasterboard as the board will fall apart.
3/28/2024 7:23:21 PM • Drywall Screws... • Answered on Mar 28, 2024
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What material needs to be on Wall after drywall

Screws if you have not already used. Then as follows:
Joint compound
Joint tape
Then texture if desired
Primer
Paint
8/17/2021 4:54:04 PM • Drywall • Answered on Aug 17, 2021
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Mold on drywall

You need to investigate the cause. Where there is mould, there is damp... If it was through the previous occupiers using things like tumble dryers, irons etc in enclosed spaces without sufficient ventilation then that's one thing. Damp on walls always needs investigating though to ensure the house is structurally sound. Have you had an extended survey done?
4/30/2020 5:26:16 AM • Drywall • Answered on Apr 30, 2020
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How can I cut 3/4 inch thick drywall with a dremel cutting disc? cutting drywall pieces from a full sheet to replace on my ceiling and walls. .? cover the dremel with plastic sleeve watch its temp.?

I don't think a Dremel has enough power to do what your after. However there is a larger rotary tool made by several different company's mine is made Dewalt works great fairly inexpensive and will do what you need.
9/30/2019 6:02:04 PM • Drywall • Answered on Sep 30, 2019
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I need help finding a stub behind drywall

The stud finders are not expensive but you can sometimes use a magnet to find the nails. Also you might try shining a flashlight across the wall. The putty put over the nails will sometimes show up. Last resort is to tap on the wall and try and hear the areas that have support under them.
7/19/2019 4:31:44 PM • Drywall • Answered on Jul 19, 2019
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What is the recommended drywall thickness for studs that are 24" apart?

5/8 of an inch is recommended. You may be able to get away with 1/2 inch if you don't really care, but i would check with the building inspector first
7/19/2019 4:30:57 PM • Drywall • Answered on Jul 19, 2019
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Is there a tool that will make it easier to cut

Circles are hard to make, I had a lot of trouble when we decided to put recess lighting into the whole house. I wasn't able to find a tool that does all the cutting for you but what worked really well for me was a Goldblatt Drywall Circle Cutter. It doesn't cut all the way through the drywall, it just scores it so that all you have to do is cut from the center of the circle out to the edge and then snap off the pieces. Saves you tons of time trying to get those round edges to look perfect!
7/17/2019 12:17:44 PM • Drywall • Answered on Jul 17, 2019
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Drop in anchor

What application are you wanting to use it for?
4/10/2019 2:38:43 PM • Hilti Anchor.... • Answered on Apr 10, 2019
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Hi, Do you need to tape and mud drywall in the kitchen before cabinets are installed?

Not if it isn’t going to show.
10/7/2018 3:44:12 AM • Drywall • Answered on Oct 07, 2018
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How do I install?

If you are asking how to install drywall the best way is with screws.
4/10/2018 4:28:43 AM • Bruno Scooter... • Answered on Apr 10, 2018
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When you are drywalling , how do you mark the location of the electric socket ont he drywall yor about to hang in place.

You can either measure up from the floor or the piece of drywall you just hang and then measure over from the wall or the piece of drywall you just hang or you can put the drywall in place and I ball behind it and Mark with a pencil and then cut it out with a dremel tool and you should be good from there. You might want to use a keyhole saw or a roto zip and a Rotozip is the best way to do it but it takes a little practice in order to control it
3/1/2018 5:13:50 AM • Drywall • Answered on Mar 01, 2018
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Where can I order a thermocoupler?

Thermal couple is a sencing wire that sends a signal to your gas valve when the tip Spence’s heat from a pilot light! Can be purchased at any hardware or big box store,eg. Home Depot/ Lowe’s And any plumbing supply store. Average price is $$6-8.
2/5/2018 12:37:06 PM • Nicor Lighting... • Answered on Feb 05, 2018
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How to fix 1 inch holes in drywall

Wow all those answers are ok but easy way is to wad up a piece of paper larger than the hole-force piece of that paper into hole slowly not to force into cavity behind just slightly flush then stop-take a putty knife and float with drywall compound you can get a small container of that compound at walmart even-then repeat and sand between coats until you are flush and smooth-if there is a texture then on last coat take a roller and run it thru the wet compound
12/17/2017 10:27:47 AM • Drywall • Answered on Dec 17, 2017
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How do I hang an object using drywall anchors?

hi there. Sink A Self-Drilling (Threaded) Anchor
  1. Mark your hanging point with a pencil.
  2. Tap the pointed tip of the anchor into the wall with a hammer.
  3. Once the tip is in the drywall, with a screwdriver, screw the anchor in until it's flush to the wall.

Fix-It Friday: Anchors Aweigh! How To Put Anchors Into Walls

womenyoushouldknow.net/fix-it-friday-anchors-aweigh-how-to-put-anchors-into-walls/ How to Install Drywall Anchors to Hang Heavy Stuff on Your Walls How do hang an object using drywall anchors Google Search
11/28/2017 12:55:44 PM • Drywall • Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Screwgun broken

Sometimes you can wrap a piece of thin plastic or paper around the stem and shove it back in and will hold it in place,- other wise there is a spring steel clip that probable wore out and would need to be replace but it wont be fun
11/2/2017 5:27:47 PM • Bosch SG45 4500... • Answered on Nov 02, 2017
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Drywall repair

Just saw your question but no answer. Sorry about the repair on the glass tape. Crack are pretty common with mesh tape, especially if the mesh was covered with premix all purpose compound. Mesh tape should be covered with setting type compounds. More info can be found on the tapebuddy.net how-to manual. They cover the reasons for the different compounds.
10/18/2017 6:34:48 PM • FibaTape Drywall... • Answered on Oct 18, 2017
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Is klean strip adhesive remover okay to put on dry wall?

Yes-just let dry after-then on prep of wall after you may have to skim wall with a thin coat of drywall compound and sand smooth
10/2/2017 7:21:10 PM • Klean-Strip... • Answered on Oct 02, 2017
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How much torque does the cordless screwgun have

it usually has that on the label-depends on which gun you have also
10/2/2017 7:19:35 PM • Makita LXSF01... • Answered on Oct 02, 2017
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