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Old 11-02-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Taking down ceiling drywall in my garage 3/4" help up with nails and it is really really touch to get down ....looks like a long day. Just making holes and pulling it down ...any easier/faster way to do this ? Thanks

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Welcome to firefighting overhaul, haha. If you have something with a long handle that you can hook onto the drywall and pull with it might be easier. Something like a garden hoe would work. Otherwise if you can get leverage against something above with a long board as a lever, you may be able to do that. For example if you have a floor above the garage, stick a long 2x4 or something in between the drywall and subfloor and pry down.

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Get a cat's paw and pull at least every other nail. Then you should be able to get the drywall down in fairly big pieces if not full sheets.
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Welcome to firefighting overhaul, haha. If you have something with a long handle that you can hook onto the drywall and pull with it might be easier. Something like a garden hoe would work. Otherwise if you can get leverage against something above with a long board as a lever, you may be able to do that. For example if you have a floor above the garage, stick a long 2x4 or something in between the drywall and subfloor and pry down.
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Just go find a few neighborhood kids, then when they show up, hand them hammers and tell them that they get to knock a bunch of holes into the walls. Then all you have to do, is just pull the sections out.

Gyprock is a Byoch, when it comes to taking that stuff down. Regular drywall sheets are easy, if you have the right tools. A Roofers shovel works really well also, in pull the sheets off of the studs & off the ceiling.
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