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Old 09-08-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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Whats the best way to hang drywall on walls that are 8ft 1-1.5".

I have added some plywood to the floor for some support for tile. That has brought the hight so theres not much more of the base 2x4 showing on the bottom of the walls (maybe 1/2"). Now measuring from the floor to ceiling its around 1-1.5" over the 8ft mark. So wheres the best place to put the gap and how to cover and such. Thanks JIM

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Ceiling rock goes up 1st
That's 1/2" less
If you will have baseboards I use scrap at the bottom to make up the difference

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Agree. Use scrap at bottom. Might not even need to tape and mud it if the baseboard is covering it. Could probably even be filled in with scrap lumber just to keep the baseboard vertical.
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http://www.gypsum.org/pdf/GA-216-07.pdf

The site included here will show you tons on how to do this job.
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Most Supply Houses carry a tool similar to this:
http://www.amazon.com/Diversified-Po...2458817&sr=1-2

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Sorry, forgot to say that ceiling is already on. So push the upper and lower panels up tight to the ceiling and put a small strip on the bottom to fill what ever is left.

I didn't know it if was say a 1/2"-3/4" gap if you would fuge the pieces to fit. Say leave a 1/4" gap on the bottom top and middle or such and when you tape cover them up.
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The point in doing the ceiling first (and, of course, leaving the edges unfastened) is to shove the upper wall sheets up tight against the ceiling pieces, thereby helping produce a nice, straight wall-to-ceiling edge all the way. Then you use a toe jack to snug the lower wall sheets up against the upper wall sheets.

The space left at the bottom is no big deal. I usually use a ripped piece of 1/2" plywood down there so I can nail my baseboard anywhere I choose.
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Thanks for you help. The plywood I never thought of or seen, but seems like a good idea.
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The space left at the bottom is no big deal. I usually use a ripped piece of 1/2" plywood down there so I can nail my baseboard anywhere I choose.
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