Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-13-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
Solutions (handyman)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central Alberta Canada
Posts: 332
Share |
Default

DRywall size questions


We are doing a cottage with walls at 8' height and walls vary from 11'2" to 16' (plus all the small stuff). Is there any prefference to 4x8 sheets vs. 12' sheets? In some cases it would be seamless but does that outwat the weight factor of a smaler sheet? What is recommended.

Mark Harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
MarginallyQualified
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Winston-Salem NC
Posts: 3,647
Default

DRywall size questions


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Harvey View Post
Is there any preference to 8' sheets vs.12' sheets? Yes.
What is recommended?
To use the largest size sheet that you can safely work with...
and by that to have as few joints as possible.

TarheelTerp is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to TarheelTerp For This Useful Post:
chrisBC (01-18-2012), DrHicks (01-13-2012), mae-ling (01-18-2012), Mark Harvey (01-13-2012)
Old 01-13-2012, 03:04 PM   #3
Disabled wood vet
 
titanoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,646
Default

DRywall size questions


If you're taping it yourself, it doesn't matter. As the post above says, the biggest you can handle.
If someone else is, you might as well hang the 8 footers and save your back because the taper charges the same, by the sq. ft of the walls anyways.
titanoman is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to titanoman For This Useful Post:
Mark Harvey (01-13-2012)
Old 01-13-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
journeyman carpenter
 
woodworkbykirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: nova scotia canada
Posts: 2,643
Default

DRywall size questions


tarheel is pretty much bang on, the only other thing i can add to that is that in some very rare situations its physically impossible to get a 12' sheet into the room which can be do to no exterior door that leads into the room or halls or stairways which are just too tight to be able to manuever a 12' sheet into the room
woodworkbykirk is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to woodworkbykirk For This Useful Post:
Mark Harvey (01-13-2012)
Old 01-13-2012, 08:27 PM   #5
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 13,714
Default

DRywall size questions


woodworkbykirk, actually there is a trick of cutting the back, folding with the face paper intact, that way, it is now a six foot sheet and you can get it in the room. As long as the room is big enough, you are then able to unfold and install.
__________________
Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Ren: Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool! Stimpy: So what'll happen? Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 07:09 AM   #6
journeyman carpenter
 
woodworkbykirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: nova scotia canada
Posts: 2,643
Default

DRywall size questions


yah i know that trick, but its tricky to do without the paper peeling and making a mess of the sheet. plus if the 12 ft sheets are for a ceiling i would never do it

im mainly referring to getting the large sheets in the room in the first place.. i would never do that for more than 5 sheets,
woodworkbykirk is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to woodworkbykirk For This Useful Post:
Willie T (01-14-2012)
Old 01-14-2012, 11:01 AM   #7
Solutions (handyman)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central Alberta Canada
Posts: 332
Default

DRywall size questions


Here is another question. Have any of you used the "Lite" drywall? Apparently it is about 30% lighter and is quite stiff (for ceiling use), but I don't know much about the stuff as it's only been on the market for a short time. Comments?
Thanks, Mark
Mark Harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 03:40 AM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 12
Default

DRywall size questions


I just put up 20 sheets of the "lite" sheet rock today on a bedroom remodel/plaster removal. It was just as strong as a normal sheet but saved my back...I had no issues with it
kmpittman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 07:32 AM   #9
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,635
Default

DRywall size questions


The lite stuff is not accepted as code compliant in some places. Once it is, it could save lots of backs. It really is not suitable in wet areas like bathrooms and splash areas around kitchens or any place else you plan on tiling. Not many fire departments have bought into it yet as a firewall or ceiling barrier material. I guess it should be fine for regular walls and such. Do check with the insurance carrier underwriting your fire policy.

Last edited by user1007; 01-16-2012 at 07:46 AM.
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 01:35 PM   #10
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 19
Default

DRywall size questions


Quote:
Originally Posted by gregzoll View Post
woodworkbykirk, actually there is a trick of cutting the back, folding with the face paper intact, that way, it is now a six foot sheet and you can get it in the room. As long as the room is big enough, you are then able to unfold and install.

"the fold will bubble up if the taper doesn't cut it out.. thus saving no time cause the taper will have to fix it like it's a normal joint! just cut the board the original size and let the taper fix all the joints.
luckyrabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 02:10 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: B.C. Canada
Posts: 2,040
Default

DRywall size questions


Quote:
Originally Posted by titanoman View Post
If you're taping it yourself, it doesn't matter. As the post above says, the biggest you can handle.
If someone else is, you might as well hang the 8 footers and save your back because the taper charges the same, by the sq. ft of the walls anyways.
Around here you get charged more if you have more joints.
mae-ling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 04:43 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 500
Default

DRywall size questions


I've used the lightweight stuff here and there for small stuff, seems fine to me, and is a lot lighter.

Chances are the more joints the taper sees, the more he will charge you.
chrisBC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 08:37 AM   #13
Mold!! Let's kill it!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,830
Default

DRywall size questions


I've even used sixteen footers where I could, to avoid joints. The trick in my opinion is to visualize the installation job, first to absolutely minimize butt joints and then to minimize joints in general. Then get whatever size panels will work best. It's not unusual to mix different size panels on one wall to get joints in a manageable place.

Maintenance 6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cutout in drywall around sink coutertop bananey Drywall & Plaster 4 05-04-2011 04:47 PM
Drywall ceiling: Water Damage, looking for advice dawho1 Building & Construction 11 09-13-2010 10:05 AM
Basement drywall ceiling and walls questions enero Drywall & Plaster 6 06-05-2010 03:13 PM
what size drywall nails? mopowers Drywall & Plaster 13 08-23-2009 12:05 AM
two easy bathroom drywall questions amakarevic Building & Construction 2 04-30-2008 09:17 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.