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Unread 10-30-2005, 08:29 PM   #1
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Types of screws to use

I saw that there are two different types of screws for either Hardibacker (Backer-On...square bit) or Durock (Rock-On...phillips head bit). Can these be interchanged or are they designed only for the type of product that is stated on packages?
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Unread 10-30-2005, 08:31 PM   #2
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Hi Pete

I think both should work for either board as long as the screw has little wings under the counter-sunk part of the head...they are what cut into the surface of the board to help seat the head of the screw flush with the surface.
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I believe they do but the square bit seems to torque down a little better.
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Unread 10-30-2005, 09:28 PM   #4
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I Hate Screws

Hate 'em. I don't know why, but about 1 out of 20 actually lift the backerboard off the substrate when tightening down. Don't know why, but unless I catch it, or one of the guys tells, me, I find the backerboard has lips and I have to pull it off .

So I switched to nails.
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