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Old 02-18-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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what is the best way to drywall a 9 foot ceiling. with limited drywall waste.

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Horizontal, go to a drywall supply house to purchase the width that is needed to go horizontal

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Old 02-18-2013, 06:01 PM   #3
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Order from a real drywall supply and get 10', or just use 12'.
Almost no differance in cost.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:02 PM   #4
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Drywall is available in 4 1/2 foot wide sheets----that is the easiest way---you will need to contact a drywall supplier---but most areas have them---

If you are in an area that does not----stand up sheets can be done----or a 12" belly band ---or a 12" band at the floor---

How much 9 foot walls in your project?
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what is the best way to drywall a 9 foot ceiling. with limited drywall waste.
I believe "waste" is all a part of drywalling.

There are some here that would recommend getting 54" wide sheets and hanging them horizontally. If I were you I would buy 10' 48" wide sheets and hang them vertically.

How good are you at taping "butt" joints?

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Horizontal is the only way to hang drywall. So much less taping is needed
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I don't understand why you say much less taping is involved if you lay the boards horizontal?

Either way you still have the butt joints to handle, and they are more difficult to do correctly!
Keep as many factory seams together as possible, keep the butt joints at the top and bottom and you don't have to deal with them!
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You can lay horizontal and not have butt seams you just need long boards. If the room is that large on the long walls go vertical and short walls horizontal
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what is the best way to drywall a 9 foot ceiling. with limited drywall waste.
For some reason I thought he was doing a ceiling. A small room, maybe a bathroom.

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Hanging vertical puts the entire 9' seam on one stud/joist. Much more likely to crack with changes of season.
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To hang vertical you are with 1 1/2" studs for 2 pieces of drywall if you don't get them centered on the stud 1 of them doesn't have enough room for the screws on the next sheet to bite. To hang vertical you now have ????? number of seams to finish. To hang horizontal with 54" you have one seam down the center and it is a factory seam. if your wall is longer than 12' end the drywall between the studs and use these http://trim-texestore.com/index.php?...t_detail&p=234 and eliminate butt joints.If you go the belly band route remember you will have 2 continuous butt joints all the way around the room. and if your walls are 1/2" drywall your belly band should be 3/8".
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Some of the replies in this thread make no sense.

There are different reasons for hanging drywall vertically or horizontally. But eliminating butt joints is not a reason to hang horizontally. 9' drywall hung vertically in a 9' room basically eliminates butt joints. You can also eliminate them by using drywall that's longer than the longest wall in your room and hanging horizontally. But depending on the size of your room, this can get very difficult for 1 and sometimes even 2 people to handle.

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