Re: Sheetrock by Rail
I'm not a chemist but, I think the gypsum holds the kaolin together. Kaolin is the "filler" in many of the products that use it.
And yes, my part of the country was and has been very poor until kaolin or "white gold" to us, became a main product for paints, paper, plastics and other such things.
Most of the old homes built before the 1949-50 time, were built using the old style. Their is a fair size gap where few to no "new" homes were built. Then when the two main kaolin companies made there big improvements and increased their plants sizes, then new homes and additions to the older ones could be seen. That is when I remember seeing dry wall and such in use.
Frank Greene <frgreene290@...> wrote:
"Don Worthy" <don_worthy@...>
Hey fellows, I didn't think that "sheetrock" was around in the 40s or evenI guess the south of Don's youth (Gordon, GA) was different from mine
(Doraville, GA). My parents bought a new house in 1956 that had sheetrock
So, I'm wondering "when" did "sheetrock" become a wide spread product?? IKaolin 90% content of sheetrock? I thought gypsum was the main ingredient.
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