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Is Magnesiacore our savior?

Postby michaelv on Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:53 pm

This stuff looks too good to be true...anyone ever heard of or used it? We would like to replace the icky drywall, and the idea of avoiding massive amounts of dust and saving money on labor are making me tingle...


http://www.magnesiacore.com
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Re: Is Magnesiacore our savior?

Postby modernlover on Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:17 pm

Great find, Michael. Man, I need a project now, so I can go crazy trying this stuff out! Are you gonna try it? If so, did you price it?
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Re: Is Magnesiacore our savior?

Postby michaelv on Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:03 pm

You have to order directly from the manufacturer in Canada - so they sell by the pallet. For 4x8 sheets, 3/8" thick is 66 pieces, 1/2" is 50 pieces.

1 pallet delivered = $2,500 (ouch!)

each additional pallet about $100 less per pallet ($2,400)

full load - 12 pallets - about $2,000 per pallet

Much more expensive then drywall, but the question is given the ease of use, lack of dust, etc...is it worth it? I haven't been able to figure that out yet.

I do have samples on the way - if anyone wants to see them once they arrive, PM me.
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Re: Is Magnesiacore our savior?

Postby modernlover on Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:58 pm

Yeah, that's a bit pricey. Let us know when you get the samples. I'll drop you a line - I'm VERY interested in seeing it up close. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Is Magnesiacore our savior?

Postby michaelv on Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:31 am

Just received a box of samples - 1/4", 1/2", grey, cream, acoustic, painted, plastered, you name it.

If anyone is ever interested in this product PM me and you can come see.
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Re: Is Magnesiacore our savior?

Postby michaelv on Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:22 am

Turns out that Magnesium Oxide board is now available locally!!!

Magnum Building Products 'Magnum Board' has a distributor in Tucson - Green Ingredients LLC.

Spoke with Cheryl, and they bring product to Phoenix and will accept small orders.

http://www.magnumbp.com/distributors.html

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Re: Is Magnesiacore our savior?

Postby Na on Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:50 pm

Have you used this product yet? What do you think about how it installed? Were you or anyone else surprised about anything to so with this product. Would you recommend this product? Would you use it again?

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Re: Is Magnesiacore our savior?

Postby michaelv on Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:53 pm

I have not used it personally, but it has been around in commercial applications for a while - you can see the MagnumBP site (I have had samples sitting in my garage and they look as new as the day they arrived). The Magnesiacare website has videos of install, and it looks pretty easy. I imagine the main challenge would be cutting because you need to use a heavy duty blade on a table saw; but when I talked with the Magnesiacore people, they suggested anyone at the level of a 'good handyman' would not have much of a problem with cutting and install.
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