Gypsum Construction Handbook, Centennial Edition 2000 by United States Gypsum USG Corporation

By United States Gypsum USG Corporation

This 5th version of the Gypsum development instruction manual is a consultant to building strategies for gypsum drywall, cement board, veneer plaster and traditional plaster development in influence in 2000.

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Made in 5/8Љ and 1/2Љ thicknesses. Panels are available in regular or FIRECODE Core (Type X and Type C) formulations. SHEETROCK Brand Gypsum Panels, FIRECODE Core 5/8Љ thick, combine all the advantages of regular panels with additional fire resistance— the result of a specially formulated core containing special additives that enhance the integrity of the core under fire exposure. Panels comply with ASTM requirements for Type X gypsum board. SHEETROCK Brand Gypsum Panels, FIRECODE C Core Available in 1/2Љ and 5/8Љ thicknesses.

7. To produce final intended results, certain recommendations regarding surface preparation, and painting products and systems must be adhered to for satisfactory performance. 8. Precaution should be taken against creating a double vapor retarder by using gypsum panels as a base for highly water vapor-resistant coverings when the wall already contains a vapor retarder. Moreover, do not create a vapor retarder by such wall coverings on the interior side of exterior walls of air-conditioned buildings in hot-humid climates where conditions dictate a vapor retarder location near the exterior side of the wall.

The greater thickness provides increased resistance to fire exposure, transmission of sound, and sagging. – 3/8Љ, lightweight, applied principally in repair and remodel work over existing surfaces. – 1/4Љ, lightweight, low-cost, utility gypsum panel, used as a base layer for improving sound control in multilayer partitions and in covering old wall and ceiling surfaces. Also used for forming curved surfaces with short radii. Conventional SW Types of Tapered Edges SHEETROCK Brand 54Љ Gypsum Panels Same as 1/2Љ regular core SHEETROCK Brand Gypsum Panels, but 6Љ wider.

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