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Old 07-16-2010, 07:25 AM   #1
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Hanging Drywall in ceiling

Why is it important to hang drywall cross the ceiling joist instead of along them. I installed about 10 12' sheets already along the joist. do I need to take them down and hang them across the joists?


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Old 07-16-2010, 03:02 PM   #2
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Table #1, and read the footnotes: http://www.gypsum.org/pdf/GA-216-07.pdf

So..... only replace it with 5/8" if 1/2" on 24" o.c. running with the joists and water based textured..

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Old 07-17-2010, 10:04 AM   #3
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It is recommended to hang horizontal to the joints, but due to joists changing direction it is sometimes necessary to run with the joints in certain situations to prevent having to butt non-tapered edges to the tapered edge of the drywall. So it is acceptable. I wouldn't tear down what' already up at this point.....
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