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Old 07-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
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Since I can't do math, I'd like to edit this to a theoretical question instead.

If you are hanging drywall on a narrow wall, is there any reason not to just hang a wide panel vertically to avoid having to tape and mud joints?

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Old 07-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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If it's less then 4' then there's no reason not to hang it vertical.

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if the studs are perfectly on 16oc then i always hang them vertically, i find its alot easier on your shoulders when taping/mudding. the only downfall is its a little tougher for a newbie to eyeball where the stud is when screwing the board up but thats why they invented tape measures.
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Less than 4' always go vertical when possible.
Over 4' then go horizontal, seams show less this way.
Also use longest sheets possible.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:16 AM   #5
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Thanks so much!

I appreciate the info and quick responses!
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