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Oxymoron 01-27-2010 06:54 AM

Hanging drywall vertical on basement wall ?
Basement finishing project with 16 oc studs and 1/2 inch gp durarock wallboard. The wall heights are just under 8 fett, which would allow me to hang wallboard vertical and eliminate all butt joints....make life real easy!

My question.... is this going to cause me any problems? Is there a reference guide that provides for installing sheetrock in this manner?


ARI001 01-27-2010 12:56 PM

You will find plenty of information by clicking on the link below:

firehawkmph 01-27-2010 09:20 PM

I do basements like that. I would normally hang drywall horizontally, but in a basement where I can eliminate the butt joints I do it. It doesn't present any problems with the drywall. Just make sure you lay out your studding properly. Also, make sure you hang the panels plumb. Don't rely on the floor, the always seem to run off.
Mike Hawkins:)

Oxymoron 01-28-2010 06:22 AM

Thanks guys....vertical it is!

bjbatlanta 02-04-2010 09:58 AM

Horizontal is preferable from the standpoint that the joints aren't as likely to show under intense lighting and are little easier to finish (less mud also). But vertical is acceptable....

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