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JackMitchener 10-17-2013 08:46 AM

Can one person drywall cieling?
 
Must drywall over good sized popcorn ceiling. Any way that one man can do this himself? Must I rent one of those scissor lifts? How to raise the 1/2" drywall and hold it while I start the screwing?

daveb1 10-17-2013 09:00 AM

There ae several methods for one man to install drywall to a ceiling. In my opinion the easiest and least frustrating is the use of a drywall hoist, particularly if you are new to hanging drywall. By scissor lift did you mean a man-lift?

ToolSeeker 10-17-2013 10:05 AM

Either buy or rent a lift. Why not just remove the popcorn?

747 10-17-2013 12:39 PM

exactly go rent a drywall lift.

Gary in WA 10-17-2013 01:47 PM

There are a few without the lift, as you asked for; http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...be.sQmB5QJDUcE

Use "lightweight" drywall...

Gary

Gymschu 10-17-2013 01:51 PM

http://www.harborfreight.com/drywall...ist-69377.html

Or you can rent one for 50 dollars a day......

joecaption 10-17-2013 02:34 PM

No way would I be dry walling over popcorn!!
It needs to go any way so why not just remove and skim coat the flaws.

ddawg16 10-17-2013 03:56 PM

Drywall lift....I got mine off CL for $125. I'm sure I can sell it for $100 once I'm done....which reminds me...I think I'm done with it.

Here is a pic of me lifting a 4'x12' of 5/8" drywall up 11'

The only help I've had was lifting the sheets up onto the lift.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...ps83dd301b.jpg

Live_Oak 10-17-2013 04:14 PM

Heck, even I own one of these!
http://www.harborfreight.com/media/c...mage_20361.jpg

Nailbags 10-17-2013 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Live_Oak (Post 1254749)

looking for a extension to do a 18 foot tall ceiling the only extension I can find will get me to 15' ugh.

oh'mike 10-17-2013 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nailbags (Post 1254759)
looking for a extension to do a 18 foot tall ceiling the only extension I can find will get me to 15' ugh.


You may need to rent a lift with the extension----

Davejss 10-17-2013 07:29 PM

I just use a deadman. A 2x4 or other lumber with a board nailed to the end. I lean the deadman at an angle, lift the sheet of drywall onto the deadman, push up the other end and I'm good to go. A drywall lift, or gypsy jack as we call them in my parts, is even easier, but there are plenty of one man crews like me that use the deadman method.

md2lgyk 10-17-2013 07:30 PM

Yes, one person can drywall a ceiling. But the one person will NOT be me! Forty years ago maybe; not now LOL.

ToolSeeker 10-17-2013 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Davejss (Post 1254808)
I just use a deadman. A 2x4 or other lumber with a board nailed to the end. I lean the deadman at an angle, lift the sheet of drywall onto the deadman, push up the other end and I'm good to go. A drywall lift, or gypsy jack as we call them in my parts, is even easier, but there are plenty of one man crews like me that use the deadman method.

Please post a video, I would really like to see. I don't know about your area but mine you can rent a lift for $20 a day. They are safe, and easy to use, and cheap when you consider the cost of doctors after the accident.

Fix'n it 10-17-2013 09:21 PM

i got mine off CL also. $100 like new. when i am done with it, back on cl for $100.
same as in the above pics.


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