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Old 07-22-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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it is said that drywall should be hung horizontaly. but with 9' ceilings, and 4' drywall, there is 1' left over.

should i just cut the extra 1' , for the top or bottom ? or just get longer drywall and lay it vertically ?

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Add a 1 foot strip ---or install vertically--or ,if the job is big enough, go to a drywall supplier and buy 5 foot wide sheets.

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well, it is basically my whole house. but i am doing it 1 room at a time. and i am getting the DW from either HD or manards, as they are on my way home from work = i use less gas and time, that way. 5' drywall would be hard to fit in my truck.

my understand, is that, other than making the seams harder to see(horizontal). there really is no difference in how its layed, correct ?
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Menards has 54" sheets for 9' walls.
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Menards has 54" sheets for 9' walls.
interesting. thanx . i will have to measure my truck, 54" would be close.
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just measured truck. 52" is all it could do . 95 s10
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It would be pretty easy to build a temp support in the bed to get you to wheel well height to haul the sheets.
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the wheel wells are not the problem. the bed total width is the problem. i could build a frame to raise the dw over the bed.

but, what about the vertical seam thing ?
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but, what about the vertical seam thing ?
Itís lot easier working on one seam right in front of you then multiple seams that have you from on your knees to up a ladder.
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Itís lot easier working on one seam right in front of you then multiple seams that have you from on your knees to up a ladder.
i didn't think of that. thanx

i just thought of a way to haul it, using just 2 2x4's and 4 eye bolts and straps. so this is what i will do.
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Rather than wasting time building something for your truck, rent a uhaul flatbed or whatever for 19.95 and get it over with. Get the 54" drywall and lay them down. Even if you're doing one room at a time order the drywall for the whole job and stock it in one room or the garage and you'll only have to haul the sheets once
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$19.95 x, oh, say, 10 trips = $200.

1 2x4 cut in half = $3

you do the math. i ain't made out of money. my tools have to earn their keep. and that also means my truck.

i don't want 30-40-?? sheets of drywall sitting around getting in my way.
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If you're going to haul it yourself cut two 2x4's so you have 4 stickers. 2 stickers isn't quite enough imo.

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