07.19.13

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Posted in uPgrade your Drywall ! at 1:38 pm by Magnesiacore Guy

06.20.08

…. the economically viable alternative to drywall and plasterboards (c)

Posted in uPgrade your Drywall ! at 9:30 am by Magnesiacore Guy

To determine the economical viability of an alternative to drywall and plasterboards the entire application and system as a whole needs to be evaluated.  These costs include; 1) purchase price of the board 2) cutting and fitting time required 3) hanging the board 4) number of screws and fasteners 5) corner beading and metal trim work 6) filling and taping the gaps, joints and corners 7) skill level for feathering humps and bumps to make them less noticeable 8) sandpapering 9) dust management 10) clean-up 11) disposal of waste from the work 12) skill of the painter required to make finishes presentable 13) time on the job from start of boarding to start of painting 14) frequency and cost of repairs, renovation and retrofits over the lifetime of the building 15) environmental and health related costs 16) lost revenue downtime for construction, repairs, renovations and retrofits. Magnesiacore advantages in the cost, the time and skill level under points 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 makes magnesiacore the economically viable alternative to drywall and plasterboards before considering all of the many other significant benefits and advantages that will make your work more valuable and less stressful to the environment.

01.20.08

Launched our on-line Chat feature

Posted in uPgrade your Drywall ! at 6:16 pm by Magnesiacore Guy

Magnesiacore is pleased to offer instant online chat with each of our webpages for customer service. When you have brief questions to ask or wish to discuss something instantly …an operator is often available for live two way question and answers …simply select the chat button on our webpages and wait a few minutes to connect. Due to the great volume of interest…  … if you have lengthy detailed questions, please email them.  … if an operator does not respond immediately they are likely busy with others. … your chat will commence in the order the requests are received. … due to the different time zones chats will not be available at all times. … operators are not online for all time zones or at all times.   Please email us if your chat does not commence within a suitable time.

11.23.07

Emails & business communications

Posted in uPgrade your Drywall ! at 10:09 am by Magnesiacore Guy

Magnesiacore Inc. being generally a direct distributor of products, deals mostly with businesses to supply them in volume and at wholesale prices. Since we do not yet have many local distribution points for over the counter purchases we do also sell direct to jobsites and projects in areas where we are not locally represented. We do regularly ship in pallet or less than pallet quantities for any size job within locations where we can reach from area depots. We respond to emails promptly and provide you with specific contact information in our reply or will direct you to your area representatives with their contact information to further assist you. When sending emails, please check for reply or read receipts within 24 hours. If no reply or receipt is received resend your email. Emails can be lost in transit due to firewalls and email filters on route which are beyond our control. We do very much appreciate contacts providing us with some basic information about your interest in our product which helps us respond to your requests for information and samples more efficiently. Sincerely, Magnesiacore Inc.

10.16.07

The formal acoustical test results are now in….

Posted in uPgrade your Drywall ! at 3:34 pm by Magnesiacore Guy

ACOUSTICAL ASSEMBLY TEST RESULTS: ASTM E90 – 9mm Magnesiacore

As a comparison: (with Gypsum Board)
[15mm drywall]+[metal stud & batts]+[15mm drywall]=STC43

magnesiacore walls
[9mm]+[metal stud & batts]+[9mm]=STC48
[9mm/goo/9mm]+[wood stud & batts]+[15mm drywall]=STC50
[9mm/goo/9mm]+[wood stud & batts]+[9mm/goo/9mm]=STC55
[9mm/goo/9mm]+[metal stud & batts]+[9mm]=STC55
[9mm/goo/9mm]+[metal stud & batts]+[9mm/goo/9mm]=STC60

Notes * STC 50 is typical code requirement for hotels, motels, apartments, condominiums, monasteries and convents blocking approx 50 dB… loud speech cannot be understood. STC 60 is typically specified for highly sensitive areas blocking around 60 db off sound volumes… loud speech cannot be heard….

Using 12mm or 15mm magnesiacore in these applications will result in much higher sound control. These are standard installation design tests and each had screws going from the front face through the second and to the stud which created shortcircuits. Using staples between the layers of magnesiacore and having only the second or back sheet fastened directly to the stud will reduce these shortcircuits improving the acoustical performance even more.

 

 

09.01.07

Acoustical Material

Posted in uPgrade your Drywall ! at 9:25 pm by Magnesiacore Guy

Results are in from additional independent testing on the acoustical properties of magnesiacore (official tests to be published soon). Generally speaking in conventional acoustical installations 9mm (3/8″) magnesiacore is considered better than 5/8″ (15mm) gypsum board based on laboratory tests with standard designs. STC 60 using double layer of 3/8″ magnesiacore and acoustical goo on either side of a metal partition as one example. In addition, there are many unique installations possible with magnesiacore for higher acoustical ratings and other benefits that are impractical to work with using gypsum board or acoustical boards. Please contact Magnesiacore Inc. to discuss your acoustical installations and the improved benefits possible from using magnesiacore.

06.30.07

Tapeless paperless drywall board for interior and exterior use

Posted in uPgrade your Drywall ! at 11:20 am by Magnesiacore Guy

In addition to our inert paperless drywall board material Magnesiacore Inc. can recommend and supply highly compatible fillers, acoustical compounds, waterproof breathable coatings and stucco rendering materials for walls, decks and roofs for building applications that are state of the art and best of class methods for all construction environments from the tropical to the tundra.  These other products have been tested by manufacturers of their respective coatings, waterproofing, fillers and acoustical materials all with excellent results when used with magnesiacore. As a result, exclusive and semi-exclusive partnerships covering world markets in many parts of the world have been undertaken. Magnesiacore Inc. will recommend and can supply these superior and compatible products that compliment systems that utilize magnesiacore to solve construction challenges of all kinds, including interior pool buildings, garage, underground and other harsh environments found in many industrial, commercial and residential projects.    When inquiring about our board product also ask about the systems we can make available and recommend through our partnerships and distribution networks.

06.01.07

Blending Construction Sciences with Art

Posted in uPgrade your Drywall ! at 9:08 am by Magnesiacore Guy

Magnesiacore panels come as thin as 1/8″ (3mm). In the thinner thicknesses magnesiacore has found a place as a unique art support panel and canvas for all types of Art works; from watercolours, oils and pastels, to more specialized works in encaustic (color pigments in wax set with heat)… collage renderings… and even 3D raised sculptures pasted together with any kind of adhesive imaginable. In this form magnesiacore is suitable for use as lay in ceiling panels cut to size to fit standard T-bar Ceiling Grids found everywhere in commercial, offices and institutional buildings. As a high quality art support AND excellent lay in place ceiling tile opens the door to vast application of public art displays greater in scope and with more possibilities than historically ever possible to artists everywhere. Many large open public and commercial spaces, recreation centers and institutional auditoriums with bland plain white stippled ceilings tiles in grids can be transformed into novel and expressive artistic works of enormous proportions. Standard size lay in ceiling tile cut to order for 2 x 2, 2 x 4 and 1 x 1 are available by contacting magnesiacore directly through the website www.magnesiacore.com/art. From a more commercial / marketing perspective retail stores now have at their disposal their ceiling spaces as expanded store real estate for applying product signage and directional symbols that will assist movement of customers through today’s larger layout superstores that can require customer traffic management activity and directional mapping to help shoppers find their way around more easily.

05.07.07

Using pop rivets with magnesiacore

Posted in uPgrade your Drywall ! at 11:53 pm by Magnesiacore Guy

Interesting applications are achieved with magnesiacore and pop rivets. We used 3/8″ (9mm) magnesiacore and pop rivets to apply over aluminum framing with an exceptional and fast connection. Pop rivet fasteners can be used to apply magnesiacore over existing metal and aluminum frames… for say to do a makeover of a sectional garage door; an existing hollow metal door and even the sectional steel door frame. You can’t do this with cement board, drywall or plywood material.

04.27.07

Brad Nailing Magnesiacore to wood framing

Posted in uPgrade your Drywall ! at 1:00 am by Magnesiacore Guy

We have found that the faster and secure method of boarding with magnesiacore to wood framing is by using a finishing nail gun (with finishing nails or brads). The nail holes are virtually not visible and can be filled with painters putty during priming and painting. Finishing nails do not pull out or pull through magnesiacore once gun nailed in. We have also carefully but fairly easily pried off magnesiacore panels with a flat crowbar after it was nail gunned on to wood framing, and are able to reuse it after snipping off parts of the nail that remain firmly in the board without structural damage to the board.

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