Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-11-2011, 06:02 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Freeport Maine
Posts: 484
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Hanging horizontal drywall by one person


I have 2 sheets of 14' x 54" x 1/2 sitting here. waiting for my brother to come over and help me lift + hang. They (along with 1x7 baseboard) will allow me to cover my 13' x 9 1/2' wall with a minimum of taping.

Not going to try it myself though...

1910NE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2011, 06:28 PM   #17
Drywall contractor
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posts: 2,108
Rewards Points: 1,028
Default

Hanging horizontal drywall by one person


Yeah, the 54" definitely takes "two to tango". I've hung a few pieces of 54" on a room addition (contractor friend of mine supplied materials) and it's a whole different "animal" to deal with. It's a real $#@& to hang overhead (don't know if a lift would work with it or not). You need a 54" t-square if you're going to hang very much of it. It does a nice job, but standing up 9' rock (or in your case 10' and you wouldn't need wide base) works as well. And again, I STRESS, it's a pain to hang overhead. Get 48" for the ceilings even if you want to used 54" on the walls...
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a soldier. Support our troops.
bjbatlanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2011, 11:28 PM   #18
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 16
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Hanging horizontal drywall by one person


Quote:
Originally Posted by bjbatlanta View Post
It is POSSIBLE to hang 12' sheets "solo" if you're used to hanging and are in reasonably good shape. I'm in my late 50's and can still do it, though I prefer to have a helper these days. (And 14' sheets are available at a drywall supply company. If you don't have a lift (I THINK you can use them on the wall, though I've never used one), tack nails across the top edge of the sheet so when you get it butted to the ceiling you can drive them into the top plate(s) to hold the sheet until you finish fastening it. Of course I'm "old school" and use nails and glue on wood framing, so it would be hard to use screws (1-1/4" are fine, by the way). Willie's method suggested above will likely work fine. Just more time consuming (but less strain on the old back)....
Best of luck
I'm using 1 1/4 inch screws. As you say they seem fine. My ceiling strapping/furring is 5/8 to 3/4 and drywall 1/2 inch therefore my srews penetrate totally.
I too am in my late 50's actually 60 this month and can lift the drywall but seem to damage it when just by myself. When you are at the site and no one else, I try to do the 12 footers. 14 footers are long gone here. I'm going to try my lift for the walls and also Willie's method. It sounds good.

gulbworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hanging Drywall in an attic Graye2 Drywall & Plaster 1 02-07-2011 07:42 AM
Matching new drywall to old textured drywall pennshaq Drywall & Plaster 1 05-23-2010 10:30 AM
Hanging drywall Question avtck Drywall & Plaster 6 01-05-2010 07:21 AM
Hanging Drywall ??????? mjkpainting Drywall & Plaster 11 04-23-2009 05:01 PM
Framing and Drywall questions haysdb Building & Construction 5 11-04-2005 08:11 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.