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Old 03-11-2013, 06:58 AM   #1
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Hung about (18) 4x8x1/2" sheets of drywall on 8' ceilings this weekend. Any idea on about how much this would have cost if I hired a company. Just looking to get a rough idea? Thanks.

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:09 AM   #2
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That's a tough one----the job is to small for sheet pricing----two men for 1/2 a day----what is a typical pay for hangers in your area? $38 an hour?

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That's a tough one----the job is to small for sheet pricing----two men for 1/2 a day----what is a typical pay for hangers in your area? $38 an hour?
Thats about right in my area. It took these guys 2 days. They are friends and one of the guys is like 60 and SLOOOOOOOWWWW as all hell. But I want to give them some $$$. I was curious as to how long it would take people who do this for a living and how much thy get.......about. Thanks
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My guy and I hang 70 to 90 sheets in a day----that's some hard work---

small jobs take longer----last week he hung and taped 17 sheets plus 6 Durrock and taped it in one day,by himself----speed comes with experience----
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My guy and I hang 70 to 90 sheets in a day----that's some hard work---

small jobs take longer----last week he hung and taped 17 sheets plus 6 Durrock and taped it in one day,by himself----speed comes with experience----
Holy Sh&*..you guys are good. It seemed the measuring and cutting took long. Trying to get the but to land in the middle of the rafters/beams was not quick. Sometimes the rafters are a little out of whack but I'm sure there are tricks they have NO IDEA about.
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We use the ruler ,with a knife held to the tip----this way there is no need for a straight edge or snap line--

Roto Zip is used to cut all electrical openings--full sheets across doos and windows--then cut out with the Roto Zip----

Like I said speed comes with practice----

With a three man crew--one cutter and two hanging and screwing we can do a complete basement ,ceilings and walls in one day----about 120 twelve foot sheets---not taping of course---just hanging----
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We use the ruler ,with a knife held to the tip----this way there is no need for a straight edge or snap line--

Roto Zip is used to cut all electrical openings--full sheets across doos and windows--then cut out with the Roto Zip----

Like I said speed comes with practice----

With a three man crew--one cutter and two hanging and screwing we can do a complete basement ,ceilings and walls in one day----about 120 twelve foot sheets---not taping of course---just hanging----

OMG.... Nice..wish I had you
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http://www.all-wall.com/Categories/R...ll-Square.html

pick up one of these. it really speeds things up when ripping sheets
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We use the ruler ,with a knife held to the tip----this way there is no need for a straight edge or snap line--

Roto Zip is used to cut all electrical openings--full sheets across doos and windows--then cut out with the Roto Zip----

Like I said speed comes with practice----

With a three man crew--one cutter and two hanging and screwing we can do a complete basement ,ceilings and walls in one day----about 120 twelve foot sheets---not taping of course---just hanging----
Did you say 120 sheets for a basement??
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back in mid 8-'s, my team of three would unload truck, hang 110 sheets, hang, nail on 52 sticks of corner bead, clean out , and drive 30 minutes home, in 4/2-5 hours. was in my mid 30's then, I've been retired 20 years now
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Most of the basements that I have done require 120 to 140 sheets----12 footers----
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pick up one of these. it really speeds things up when ripping sheets
extra tool to keep safe and track of! simple finger tape and knife already have.

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