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Old 08-09-2009, 06:55 PM   #16
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My cathedral celiling is 12' up
I'll rent a lift
Or possibly hire it out & the mudding
Hiring it out might be the best bet as you'll need some sort of scaffold for the finishing (unless you just want to deal with a ladder). If you don't have one, you'll have to rent that too. A contractor should be able to do the job reasonably by the time you consider rental fees, and get it done more efficiently (quicker). Though you won't have the "fun" of doing it yourself....

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Old 08-10-2009, 11:15 AM   #17
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How well do those cheap ebay lifts work?
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:36 AM   #18
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Since this thread has been dredged up and I am the original poster, I might as well give an update.

I ended up buying a used dw lift that was for sale on Craigslist. The guy selling it was in a similar situation - it was more cost-effective for him to buy one than rent, but he only needed it to drywall one job. He gave me a good deal on it. I used it for the 4 or 5 days it took to hang all my drywall and then I listed it on Craigslist. I ended up selling it for the same price I bought it.

The guy I sold it to only needs it for one job and then he plans to resell it.

I hung all of my drywall solo. Some of it was 10' sheets. It was sometimes cumbersome to maneuver into the tricky spots in my kitchen above the counters but totally doable solo when planned properly.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:40 AM   #19
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Again, I can't speak from actual experience, but I would think they'd work fine for occasional use. I wouldn't expect them to stand up to daily use very well. Harbor freight sells a lift that I would assume to be about the quality to be expected from EBAY lifts. From the LOOKS of it, it should work fine, but I don't buy HF tools for long term use. I consider them "disposable" or limited use......
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Shtoink, you beat me to the post. Glad it worked out!
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I'll probably do something similar, thanks.
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I have a DW lift from Menards...and aside from the color, it's 99.9% identical to the PanelLift model. I love mine...I use it to support all sorts of overhead lifting tasks...sometimes it does get a bit cumbersome with the tricycle wheel set up..but it's better than bust'n a gut!
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I would never use the one in the picture it be a continuous balance act that you would not enjoy. If you can get a helper you should be able to hang 4x8 1/2" sheets pretty easy. or with the aid of a helper make a deadman out of scrap 2x4s. And in case you are not aware of it they now carry a light weight 1/2"4x8 sheet, I would ask about it.

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