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Daniel Alfandre
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Drywall mud drying in cold weather - new home construction

Daniel Alfandre
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Posted Jan 18 2024, 11:01

Anyone have any alternative to propane heaters or space heaters in general for drywall mud?  Anyone successful being able to turn on the central heat (gas furnace) before drywall starts?

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Replied Jan 19 2024, 05:24
Quote from @Daniel Alfandre:

Anyone have any alternative to propane heaters or space heaters in general for drywall mud?  Anyone successful being able to turn on the central heat (gas furnace) before drywall starts?


 I would strongly recommend against turning on the homes heating system as you will get all the dust, debris etc. within the new system which can have a big impact on the system.

Temp heat is the best way to go, which sometimes it is just still too cold and you may just have to shut the project down for a few days or weeks.

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Paul Sofia
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Paul Sofia
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Replied Jan 21 2024, 08:56
Quote from @Daniel Alfandre:

Anyone have any alternative to propane heaters or space heaters in general for drywall mud?  Anyone successful being able to turn on the central heat (gas furnace) before drywall starts?


 Kerosene construction heater

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Replied Jan 21 2024, 12:28
Quote from @Daniel Alfandre:

Anyone have any alternative to propane heaters or space heaters in general for drywall mud?  Anyone successful being able to turn on the central heat (gas furnace) before drywall starts?


 From my experience this is the best way to do it. I'd push that to the drywallers though and have them roll it into their cost so you save money. let them be responsible for it.