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Old 01-17-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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if i am setting my sheetrock horizontally instead of vertically (i.e. panels of 48" height stacked atop one another), since my ceiling height is >96", does there have to be a horizontal 2x4 connector in between the studs where two sheets meet, kind of like equivalent to how it is with vertical studs?

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No. You don't need blocking where they meet in the middle.
And it is pretty standard to run your sheets horizontal.
Hold the top sheet tight to the ceiling, and then the bottom sheet tight to that one, with the gap at the floor.

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You did install the cieling with 5/8 rock first, right? And always set the top piece first, make sure the seams land in the middle of a stud, When installing the second row do not have the vertcal seams line with the piece above.
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You did install the cieling with 5/8 rock first, right? And always set the top piece first, make sure the seams land in the middle of a stud, When installing the second row do not have the vertcal seams line with the piece above.
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we mostly use 1/2" ceiling sheetrock here, it has fibres in it for ceiling application.

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Ceiling codes vary---here 1/2 " is fine--check the local codes.
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I know it was said .. but just reaffirming.. "stagger the joints" so you don't have 8 or 12 foot butt joints. easier to tape and mud properly if boarded properly.

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What if you ceiling is 112 inches? I heard that you should put the extra strip (15-16") in the middle because it's easy to mud those two joints at waist height instead of one down at floor level. Is that correct?
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That would leave an untapered edge in the middle of the wall, a big no no.
It will show when finished.
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What if you ceiling is 112 inches? I heard that you should put the extra strip (15-16") in the middle because it's easy to mud those two joints at waist height instead of one down at floor level. Is that correct?
I've seen/done it both ways. Easier to finish when the joints are directly in front of you. Course, age may have something to do with it.....

A few pro drywall members here, they should check-in sooner or later.......

Just be sure to air seal the cavities behind the insulation first. Then air seal the drywall: http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...wall-approach/
Especially if you have fiberglass cavity insulation.

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I always use these and never land a vertical seam on a stud:

http://www.ezbacker.com/rock_splicer.html
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I always use these and never land a vertical seam on a stud:

http://www.ezbacker.com/rock_splicer.html
No problems with wall insulation pushing against it?

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Never had any. The joint is really strong.
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Never had any. The joint is really strong.
Where can I actually order some? The website doesn't appear to have a checkout, and the price list is blank?

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