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Old 09-12-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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Drywall lift for walls

I have to do some drywall on my walls myself. Are lifts only for ceilings or can the be used for walls as well?


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Old 09-12-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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We are DIY and have used a lift for ceilings and walls. It was a blessing for 5/8" on ceilings.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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In a pinch you can use a ceiling lift for walls----very time consuming---you might be better off driving some nails in to act as props and muscle the board up onto the nails--then shift the board up and quickly screw it off.
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I had to do the same while the hubby was not around. For full sheets I actually used the lift but with a ledger. I put the ledger up on the wall and then used the lift to get the sheet up and onto the ledger. The ledger I used was only a foot and a half long as we were using 8 foot sheets. I used a piece of scrap 1x3 and just kept reusing it. Took all of 20 seconds to put it up and take down and I was able to get 2 rooms done in an afternoon with it. For smaller sheets that I was able to lift myself I just used the ledger method.

Helps that we were using the lightweight stuff. Not sure I could have managed the regular stuff.

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+1 with the ledger board. I used to hang drywall by myself in a pinch with a ledger board and no drywall lift. It helps to pre-hammer the screws into the drywall at several appropriate spots to make driving them with 1 hand easier.
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