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    Drywall or Sheetrock Screws

    I don't imagine a lot of drywall or sheetrock as its sometimes called gets used in Thailand??
    ...and if not then I imagine it might be tough to find those fantastic biting/gripping little drywall screws...Phillips head, black/grey steel screws with very sharp points ??

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    All hard ware stores in Thailand carry them, about 300baht per box or can buy small bags, just ask for black screws, they will know which ones you mean, don't ask for plaster board or dry wall screws as they won't know what you want.

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    i was in Global here in Khon Kaen the other day and didn't see them?? Maybe I need to look more thoroughly. Guess I just assumed everything was concrete and plaster over here so no need for drywall or those great little screws.

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    Plasterboard is used for ceilings here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianxx
    those great little screws.
    I know, they make me weak at the knees

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brianxx
    those great little screws.
    I know, they make me weak at the knees
    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianxx
    i was in Global here in Khon Kaen the other day and didn't see them?? Maybe I need to look more thoroughly
    In the back of the store where all the wood sheeting, cement boards and the like are stacked you will find plenty of sheet rock/plaster board/ gypsum. Go there and ask the clerk where the screws are. Nearly all ceilings in Thailand are sheet rock. Global definitely has a variety of screws. Buy ones I use at Global in Roiet.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianxx View Post
    i was in Global here in Khon Kaen the other day and didn't see them?? Maybe I need to look more thoroughly. Guess I just assumed everything was concrete and plaster over here so no need for drywall or those great little screws.
    They use loads of it here in Thailand most ceilings are plasterboard, but they use the word Gypsum not plasterboard

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed
    Gypsum
    Pronounced, yip sum.

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    keep posting like this. i loved it to read this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    In the back of the store where all the wood sheeting, cement boards and the like are stacked you will find plenty of sheet rock/plaster board/ gypsum. Go there and ask the clerk where the screws are. Nearly all ceilings in Thailand are sheet rock. Global definitely has a variety of screws. Buy ones I use at Global in Roiet.
    Ahhh, in the BACK of the store is where you get those little screws.

    Sort of reminds me of that joke about the retarded young fellow that was sent down to the hardware store to get a few 2 cent screws. He accidentally went into the local brothel, and insisted he was to get some 2 cent screws. To which the madam shouted to the back, grease up the cat, we got a wise guy out here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianxx
    in the BACK of the store is where you get those little screws.
    No. They are in where you find nails, screws and the like but if you find the yip sum board, the clerk will know where to take you to find the screws.

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    I like it when an assistant takes you all around the store to help you find what you need

    In London, they point and say "over there, down that aisle"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    I like it when an assistant takes you all around the store to help you find what you need

    In London, they point and say "over there, down that aisle"
    Lucky you in Canada they just look at you and say that's not my department.


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    Here is what the box looks like. Got this one from homepro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKKBILL View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    I like it when an assistant takes you all around the store to help you find what you need

    In London, they point and say "over there, down that aisle"
    Lucky you in Canada they just look at you and say that's not my department.


    we are talking about beer bars now?

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    All you need now is a good screw gun and you're away

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    Thanks for the help guys, I must have just missed seeing these in the stores.

    But if they just use drywall material principally in ceilings, and I assume most of these are 'suspended type' with all the concrete construction, what need do they have for these drywall screws . I'm also assumong they don't have much wood framing with drywall surfaces for walls as well?

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    no need to use any wood with dry linning

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianxx
    what need do they have for these drywall screws
    Ceiling battens are aluminum. Screws are used to attach sheet rock to battens. Then tape and dry walled over seams.

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    A fine thread this!
    Just like the plasterboard screws.
    They seem to use the black ones all over asia.
    In australia they are gold coloured and come in s point and drill point for thicker steel.
    Can one buy chipboard screws in thailand.
    The best screw for all purposes in australia,coarse thread and self embedding head in lengths from 20mm to 75mm.
    Perfect to use with all sorts of plugs and for screwing anything to anything.
    Lots of old apprentice jokes.
    I like the one where the kid is sent to the shop for the long weight....
    It takes forever.

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    long stand

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    Anyone have a ballpark price per m3 for yipsum ceiling installed in LOS?

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    it's cheap enough depends where you live

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    220baht per square meter.

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