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joshs 04-19-2013 10:10 AM

drywall hanging questions
Hi all. Question for ya. We are hanging drywall in my basement this weekend.

we are hanging vertical. I'm not looking to start a debate on which way is right, vertical is what works for us in this situation :-)

First question. Ceilings are just shy of 8 feet so we will have to trim a couple inches off the end. Does it matter which way I hang from there? Is it better to have the cut end up at the ceiling and the butt down, or the other way round?

Second question, for glue, do you just use liquid nails or is there something else/better?

I will be screwing as well.


mikegp 04-19-2013 10:33 AM

I would put the cut end down so that if it's not perfect it won't leave a gap up at the ceiling. The baseboard will hide it later on. Doesn't really matter, but makes the most sense.

joshs 04-19-2013 10:36 AM

Makes sense to me too. Thanks!

joecaption 04-19-2013 12:21 PM

Going to need to buy a bigger caulking gun unless you plan on buying a whole bunch of the small tubes.

joshs 04-19-2013 12:37 PM

Thanks. I'll make sure I pick one up

oh'mike 04-19-2013 01:51 PM

Have a few extra studs handy---sometimes the framer is not perfect-----

joshs 04-19-2013 02:01 PM

Haha the extra studs is good advice. We framed it so it might be interesting :-)

bbo 04-19-2013 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1162786)
Have a few extra studs handy---sometimes the framer is not perfect-----

yep, for what I pay my framer, I expect shoddy work.:whistling2:

ToolSeeker 04-19-2013 05:01 PM

Don't forget to keep the bottom 1/2" off the floor. If you are planning to use just glue I would suggest just a few screws to hold till the glue sets.

joshs 04-19-2013 05:03 PM

Is the half inch of the floor necessary if we have a sub floor put in? It won't be running down to the concrete

ToolSeeker 04-19-2013 05:34 PM

The reason for the 1/2" on the floor is so if any water gets on the floor it won't wick up into the drywall. This could be any thing from spills to mopping. Water and drywall don't play very well together.

joshs 04-19-2013 05:38 PM

Got it. Thanks!

brockmiera 04-19-2013 05:52 PM

Are you doing ceilings too? If so I think doing them first makes the most sense.

joshs 04-19-2013 06:05 PM

Doing ceilings and will start with those

joecaption 04-19-2013 06:47 PM

That 1/2" is also because a slab floor is never perfectly flat, why fight it and cut every piece a differant length.
Rent, borrow whatever a dry wall lift to do the ceilings.
It can make it a one man job.

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