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Old 04-11-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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i have to drywall the top of a stairwell they had water damage and the piece was hanging and had bad water damage

removing the old piece was easy.. up the later pull it down and cut it out and clean up

now to put up the new piece and tape it i cant figure out how im going to do that because its up 10-12 feet and below it is the steps going down if i was to fall down there it would be atleast a 24 foot drop and i cant see myself being able to hang the sheet let alone tape all 4 corners

am thinkikng about picking a comfortable working level and putting 2x4 on the walls screwing them into studs and then cutting a sheet of ply wood to sit on the 2x4s for a work area and then 1 2x4 across the sides so i dont slip and fall down the stairwell

ive hanged and taped lots of drywall before but never in these conditions
any help or suggestions would be great cause as safe as that sounds thats alot of work to then take down and patch up that work but painting the stairwell is the final step so its why ive thought of this

hope i hear back soon im suppose to start tomorrow

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Right now might be the time to bite the bullet and invest in a fairly expensive tool you can use for decades to come. These ladders are considered to be just about the best in the business, and can do a lot more than just adjust for stairs.

http://www.littlegiantladder.com/lit...t/type-1a.html

I suggest the model 22.
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ive hanged and taped lots of drywall before but never in these conditions

Get yourself an articulating ladder and install in sections if you can't find a helper. Or set up up two ladders with a 2x12 board as a scaffold.
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If you are in the US, the 22ft one made by Werner is on sale for $150 at HD. You can check store availability on HD's site. Just search for "MT22".
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Around here, the good ones, the Little Giants, are always on Craig's list for $100 - $150. I got a brand new, unused one off Craigs list, with work platform and extending 'leveler' leg for $150.

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