Getting plastered on the white powdery stuff.
December 31, 2009 9:51 PM Subscribe
Can someone explain the art of "back blocking" plasterboard (gypsum/gyprock/drywall/et cetera) - bonus points for a youtube vid that isn't filmed by someone not shot by someone who is actively masturbating.
posted by a non e mouse to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am setting the plaster in my house - yes, I should get a professional, but I can't afford one - I am aware of the above procedure, but only as terminology (my google-fu has failed me). I can imagine what it means, but this doesn't augur well for DIY activities of this nature. Thanks!
*I am about to hang the ceiling (which is where the back blocking of the butt joints is required (I think).
**I have put metal channels in to level the ceiling joists
***I am using 13mm/half inch thick plasterboard (another story)
****I have never done this before (but have necessary tools and wit)