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Old 04-05-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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When you measure your wall going from east to west and the measurements go up and down. What is the best way to measure you drywall so do not have to use so much mud.

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Uh.... Huh?

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Yeah, I don't quite follow either....
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When you measure your wall going from east to west and the measurements go up and down. What is the best way to measure you drywall so do not have to use so much mud.
Avoiding seams is what I think you're asking.

Install your drywall horizontally.
If you have a 9' wall, get 10' sheets = 1 seam
If you have an 11' wall, get 12' sheets = 1 seam

hope that helps
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Or are you perhaps referring to the corners not being plumb, such that the wall is, for example, 11'6" long at the bottom, but 11'6-3/4" long at the ceiling? As tcleave suggested, run your drywall horizontally, cut it to the shortest length, and the gap should be relatively insignificant in 4'. If that is still going to leave too much gap, just use a level to see how much runot you have in 4', and slice your drywall accordingly.
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