Installing Drywall with Wallboard and Taped Joints

Project: Victorian Restoration, Episode 8, Part 3

Bob talks with Bill Reid (from US Gypsum) about the differences between blue board and the drywall. In the backyard, Bob meets with Fred Goode (from BrattleWorks) to talk about the special landscape fencing being put in. (Then they take a tour of the nearby factory to see how the fencing is made). Finally, a new Clopay garage door is installed.
Part 1: Drywall vs. Blueboard Explained
Part 2: Trellis and Lattice Fencing & Workshop Tour
Part 3: Installing Drywall with Wallboard and Taped Joints
Bill Reid (from US Gypsum) guides a crew that's installing drywall. This is a traditional installation with drywall wallboard and taped joints. Before hanging the boards, the crew takes some measurements, so that they can avoid putting a ripped piece in the center. If they installed the drywall with an eight-inch piece in the center, it would create a weak spot on the board between studs. The screw spacing on drywall should be 16 inches on center. The installer uses a roto-zip to make cut-outs. Once in place, the wall is ready for tape and joint compound.
Part 4: Garage Door Installation
Located just five miles from downtown Boston, Bob's scouts discovered a Victorian-era house in a neighborhood of family homes on tree-lined streets that was past due for a full-scale renovation.

The home's new owners, a work-at-home family, have set goals to modernize the home's floor plan, update the building's mechanical and electrical systems, and add home office and work spaces for two busy professionals.