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Old 10-17-2013, 08:46 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 10-17-2013, 09:00 AM   #2
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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?

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Either buy or rent a lift. Why not just remove the popcorn?
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:39 PM   #4
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exactly go rent a drywall lift.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:47 PM   #5
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There are a few without the lift, as you asked for; http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...be.sQmB5QJDUcE

Use "lightweight" drywall...

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

Or you can rent one for 50 dollars a day......
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:34 PM   #7
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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.
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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.

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Heck, even I own one of these!
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Heck, even I own one of these!
looking for a extension to do a 18 foot tall ceiling the only extension I can find will get me to 15' ugh.
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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----
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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.
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Yes, one person can drywall a ceiling. But the one person will NOT be me! Forty years ago maybe; not now LOL.
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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.
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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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