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Old 03-09-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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What's the best way to hang drywall Vertical or Horizontal?

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I did mine vertical in the basement. It depends on the situation. You can get drywall in 8' and 10' lengths if that helps you out with your decision.

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Yes I'm doing my 18' x 18' bedroom, average ceiling.

I asked because looking at alot of youtube videos you see people hanging horizontal.
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on walls horizontal is stronger and makes for less joints to tape. by spanning more studs it gives the wall more shear strength
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on walls horizontal is stronger and makes for less joints to tape. by spanning more studs it gives the wall more shear strength
Ok gotcha...Thanks for all the input.

I see I put this in the wrong forum, my fault.
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i would measure it and determine what works out best. least amount of butts, the amount of drywall you have to buy and if your studs are actually 16"o.c
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I would say it depends on how good you are at mud. Butt joints are not that big of a deal on a horizontal hang.

Hanging vertical presents its own issues. You have to land 2 of the tapered edge on a single stud and you may have tapers up the corners instead of the ceiling which is harder to see mistakes.
Don't forget to mud vertical taper seams you have to go up and down the entire height of the wall. ( up and down up and down) where on a horizontal run you simply walk the floor and a plank for the ceiling corners.
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And any drywall I've seen come 8 or 12' not 10. Yes you can get 10's but it's not common.
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really 10's arent common? 8,10,and 12's are standard here every supplier around has them in 1/2" and 5/8"
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Not so much in the US.
Only place I can get it is at a real drywall supply house.
None of my local lumber yards, HD or Lowes carrys it.
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Not so much in the US.
Only place I can get it is at a real drywall supply house.
None of my local lumber yards, HD or Lowes carrys it.
We have a large Menards here. They have em all on hand. Have plenty of tall help on hand for the bigger sheets.
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If you do it horizontal you have 72' of seam to mud. If you do it vertical you will have 144' of seams to tape and make disappear. As far as butt joints you will have 8 these can be eliminated. And as for 10' sheets they are not common any where I have been but like 16' sheets they can be ordered. Plus when you hang vertical your sheets must share a 1 1/2" stud so they must fit almost perfect on that stud or the next one doesn't have enough to bite to.
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If you do it horizontal you have 72' of seam to mud. If you do it vertical you will have 144' of seams to tape and make disappear. .
On an 18' wall that is 8' high, I came up with 84' of seams vertically and 78' of seams by doing it horizontally. For a DIYer (not a pro like you guys are), I believe the extra butt joints on horizontal hanging would make up the difference.

Just to chime in, HD here in the Twin Cities had 10' and 12' 1/2 drywall.

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And any drywall I've seen come 8 or 12' not 10. Yes you can get 10's but it's not common.
It is just that Lowes Home Depot and other big box stores only sell that which is kinda standard for your region t say 10' is not normal here is the USG data sheet.
http://www.usg.com/rc/data-submittal...tal-WB1507.pdf

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