faucet flow restrictor

Do Bathtub Faucets Have Flow Restrictors?

Do bathtub faucets have flow restrictors? It sometimes depends on the faucet and the building. For the most part, the answer is, yes.  Flow restrictors are part of the majority of faucets in a residential household. Flow restrictors regulate...
sanding drywall

What Grit Sandpaper for Drywall?

Once your joint compound is fully dry, it’s time to sand. Use sandpaper that is 80 or 100 grit to smooth out any roughness. Alternatively, you can use a medium grit sanding sponge or a 100 grit sanding screen. When sanding, use even strokes and a...

Can You Burn Drywall?

The biggest component of drywall is a soft mineral called gypsum (calcium sulfate).  To form drywall, manufacturers place two thick sheets of paper on either side of the gypsum and sometimes add elements like fiberglass to make the wallboard...
how much weight can drywall hold

How Much Weight Can Drywall Hold?

When you’re getting ready to hang something on your wall, you may be wondering how much weight the drywall can hold. This will depend on what type of drywall you have and the anchor you use. In general, thin drywall can handle up to 1.6 pounds pe...
drywall on studs

Do Drywall Seams Have to be on a Stud?

When hanging drywall, you may wonder, do drywall seams have to be on a stud? And the answer is yes, placing the seams of drywall panels or sheetrock on a stud will give you something to securely attach them to. This is why it’s essential to plan ...
how far should drywall be off the floor

How Far Should Drywall Be Off the Floor?

If you’re new to hanging drywall, there are many things you need to learn, including how far should drywall be off the floor? In general, you’ll want to keep drywall about half an inch from the ground. This allows some give for the drywall to exp...
drywall dust

Can Drywall Dust Cause Sinus Infection?

If you’ve been sanding drywall mud and now have a host of respiratory issues, you may be wondering, “can drywall dust cause sinus infection?” In small amounts, drywall dust doesn't cause any issues unless you have an allergy. However, if you are ...
storing drywall in a garage

Can You Store Drywall in a Garage?

If you’ve purchased drywall but haven’t got around to installing it yet, you may be wondering if you can store drywall in the garage. Yes, as long as it is dry and not a lot of moisture.  The main issue with storing drywall in a garage is...
applying drywall mud on wood

Can You Use Drywall Mud on Wood?

While most people only use drywall mud on sheetrock, it can serve other purposes and will stick to nearly any porous surface such as wood and concrete. If you’re wondering, can you use drywall mud on wood? Yes, you can. Since wood is a porous ...