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Old 08-24-2013, 12:37 AM   #16
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I bought mine off Craig's list for $125. I figure when I'm done I can sell it for $100....or I just might keep it.....

I did all the drywall in my garage pretty much the way the guy did it....except I made my own braces out of 2x4's....

The big problem...it's not easy to adjust things. With the drywall lift....you have all day to move the sheet around.....well worth the money.

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Lifts are handy,but it sure is nice to know the techniques to make do without one.

Good craftsmen should know alternate methods
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i bought one off CL for $100, like new. if i threw it in the garbage when done, it would be well worth what i paid for it. i will resell it when i am done.
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I bought one several years back---we only use it with really high ceilings--there are two of us hanging and the 'pin head' method is faster --so the machine sits unused most of the time.

My back is not what it once was---so I expect to be using it more in the future--I just can't handle 12 foot sheets like I used to.
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My back is not what it once was---so I expect to be using it more in the future--I just can't handle 12 foot sheets like I used to.
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I've earned my aches and pains--that's life---

I do feel bad for my assistant,he's 34 and is starting to have back pains---he has always been a mule----he was making bricks as a kid and then worked as a drywall hanger----that ages a person----
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Yep, when I was in my late 20's worked for a drywaller. We put up 12' sheets of 5/8" fire-guard on ceiling with no lift.
Had mud buckets emptied and ready, then we flipped the sheet on our heads as we stepped up on the buckets. Nailed the edges and screwed the field. To move you shift your weight and the bucket slides across the floor.


Not sure I could do that any more.

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