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Old 04-19-2013, 09:10 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-19-2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 04-19-2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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Makes sense to me too. Thanks!
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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http://www.liquidnails.com/products/wall-adhesive-DWP24

Going to need to buy a bigger caulking gun unless you plan on buying a whole bunch of the small tubes.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:37 AM   #5
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Thanks. I'll make sure I pick one up
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Have a few extra studs handy---sometimes the framer is not perfect-----
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Haha the extra studs is good advice. We framed it so it might be interesting :-)
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Have a few extra studs handy---sometimes the framer is not perfect-----

yep, for what I pay my framer, I expect shoddy work.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Got it. Thanks!
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Are you doing ceilings too? If so I think doing them first makes the most sense.
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Doing ceilings and will start with those
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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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