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Old 01-21-2012, 11:38 AM   #46
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jack, if it was a 4 " or 5" inch situation, where would you put it?
If it was a taller ceiling, say 9' I would buy 10' long sheets and run the seam vertically or like you have asked 4-5" I would still buy the longer sheets and run them vertically.

As you have said you wanted some help on the dry wall, I have given you what I would do, I personally dislike sanding, that is why I would put the 2" filler at the bottom, but you do what you think is best.

Like they say if you ask the same question to several people you will undoubtedly get several answers.

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...why in the world would you create a sin that would have to be fixed with mud, its an almost virgin wall, put the drywall in correctly to begin with and the mudding is much simplier, and, I will say it again trying to fill a 2" gap (that doesn't need to be there) is just plain crazy!
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If that was addressed to me, I appologize for not making myself clear. I was suggesting you fill the 2 inches with drywall, and the mud can make all the piecing and seams disappear. But you could leave the gap under the window (which has little to attach the 2" strip to) open (fill with foam?) & cover with a wider trim. And suggested a readily available "retro-type" trim.
Sorry. Maintaining an Apt bldg I always look for inexpensive & fast, yet effective repair techniques. Landlords insist
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If it was a taller ceiling, say 9' I would buy 10' long sheets and run the seam vertically or like you have asked 4-5" I would still buy the longer sheets and run them vertically.

As you have said you wanted some help on the dry wall, I have given you what I would do, I personally dislike sanding, that is why I would put the 2" filler at the bottom, but you do what you think is best.

Like they say if you ask the same question to several people you will undoubtedly get several answers.

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Actually, I agree with that entirely. Life seems to offer those 8'2" situations all too often, and your choices are up to you and your circumstances ($$, skills, time, the original construction, etc.) And you asked for ideas/opinions, not the ultimately "right" answer. There rarely is one
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I would run them any variation over 2 ft. So say a 2'7", 2'7", and then 3' in the center. It may make more waste, but drywall isn't that expensive and you can usually find places to use leftovers. Honestly though your way shouldn't really cause a problem. I think you'll be fine. Plus you have less seams to mud.

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Another option. You can buy 54" wide drywall. Use one 48" horizontally against the ceiling, then cut what you need off of the 54" one (about 4" rip from what I read here). Gives you a nice normal factory tapered edge.
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Another option. You can buy 54" wide drywall. Use one 48" horizontally against the ceiling, then cut what you need off of the 54" one (about 4" rip from what I read here). Gives you a nice normal factory tapered edge.
Uh...Looking at the picture, it's already hung...

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Uh...Looking at the picture, it's already hung...

Nevermind.

Yeah noticed that but someone else reading this later may be able to use this info.

He did it the way all the drywallers I work with used to do it before the 54" wide sheets.
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Yeah noticed that but someone else reading this later may be able to use this info.

He did it the way all the drywallers I work with used to do it before the 54" wide sheets.
He did it the way I suggested, because that's how I learned, and I got my butt reamed by a few people because they said I was giving bad advice, that the rip should be at the bottom, which the base wouldn't cover, making the taper have to tape way down low.
And I'm like, "what? Its just a parallel pair of seams. It's the way everybody does it".
I still have no idea what all the fuss was about.
And I didn't suggest standing them because of the wasted sheetrock, trying to save them a little money.

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i didnt hang it yet, that is a picture i found on the web...one of a few, when i was reading about hanging DW and thats where i got the idea from. this way makes the most sense to me...i also know about the 54" boards but they wont fit through stairway nor windows.

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Drywall available in 54" width as well as 48" !!!!

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