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Old 02-04-2013, 08:13 AM   #1
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I will be putiing drywall up on a 9' wall. My question is where should I seam it horizonataly? Does it matter? My thought was 2.5' on top, 4' in the middle, & 2.5' on the bottom.
If it doesn't matter, how would you pros do it?
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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I would buy wider drywall at a real drywall supply.
Or use 12' and install it vertical.

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:10 PM   #3
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ya get the 54" drywall or get 10' sheets and hang them vertically
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:13 PM   #4
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54" sheets=1 seam to tape and mud.
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yeah, "IF" you can get 54" drywall. i could not find it. get 10' drywall, hang it vertically. and do not cut it lengthwise, unless it is going to a corner.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:07 PM   #6
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Try drywall suppliers they can usually get it for you if they don't have it. Not the big box stores.
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I had the same issues you have. I have 9.5 ceilings and I chose to hang vertically with 10' simply because I could do it by myself. Many people will say, "oh hang it horizontal well that is all good if you have help. For me I was the solo man hanging the rock. Just get a foot roll lifter and go vertical. Just my .02. Also if you have a good chunk to do I would invest in a 70.00 dewalt drywall gun. They make life very easy and headache free.
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I had the same issues you have. I have 9.5 ceilings and I chose to hang vertically with 10' simply because I could do it by myself. Many people will say, "oh hang it horizontal well that is all good if you have help. For me I was the solo man hanging the rock. Just get a foot roll lifter and go vertical. Just my .02. Also if you have a good chunk to do I would invest in a 70.00 dewalt drywall gun. They make life very easy and headache free.
I totally agree with 9.5 walls because then you have to patch in a piece or use a belly band, neither is DIY friendly. But with 9' and 54" rock it's a different ballgame. As far as working by yourself rent a drywall lift $25 a day.Depending on the size room rent 1/2 day hang top sheets take it back. The reason we do this is mud and tape is not an easy job and it is easier and less chance for error with 1 factory seam opposed to several, and a lot less sanding. However if you are confident in your skills you can go vertical. For the gun I would add $20 and get the one that self feeds the screws, when working by yourself it makes life better.
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Try drywall suppliers they can usually get it for you if they don't have it. Not the big box stores.
i have been looking for "suppliers" around here for a while. i never find them. they must be top secret round here. if they even exist.
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google is your friend. Your zip code followed by drywall supply. Bet you'll find what you need.
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Plus don't forget transport. The box in my F150 is about 50" wide, wide enough to haul 48" pieces but not 54".

Also don't forget that hanging horizontally you will have to deal with butt joints. Are you good at taping and hiding butt joints?

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Plus don't forget transport. The box in my F150 is about 50" wide, wide enough to haul 48" pieces but not 54".

Also don't forget that hanging horizontally you will have to deal with butt joints. Are you good at taping and hiding butt joints?

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Put them in at an angle I haul 54"x12' all the time in my chevy express.
and butt joints can be eliminated. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGjaGfeS4ss

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