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Old 01-16-2007, 12:48 PM   #31
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I built my basement using approx 100 sheets, it is about 1000 sq. ft... I kind of surprise it takes so little time to setup 60 sheets with 2 men... it took me about a month to set up. may be 2 weeks if work full time....

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Old 01-16-2007, 12:54 PM   #32
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We will see - They started at about 10:30 this AM. Its almost 2PM now. They are taking their first break. Ceilings are done. Soffits are done. Sq footage of area is about 800 off the top of my head.
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:13 PM   #33
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I heard that the drywall industry standard is $2.00 per square foot to install only. (not materials).
In Toronto, anyway.

This is why people said everything in Canada is expensive, this will cost me $6400 labour alone. I feel better though means my work does worth somthing...
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:59 PM   #34
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Your work is worth way more, because the sense of satisfaction that you are getting is priceless.

Also, you know exactly the quality and workmanship that you put into it.

I think that knowledge is power.
And the more knowledge you have, in this case about construction and building, the better quality renovation you will have.


My opinion anyway.
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:09 PM   #35
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Thanks for the encouragement/inspiration...
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Old 01-16-2007, 04:08 PM   #36
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FYI - An update on my drywallers for those that may be interested. 4:30 was estimated time to completion. Its now 5:05 and they have finished hanging all the rock. 60 sheets. Dang, 35 minutes longer than promised! I ought to hold back some cash from final payment. HA just kidding. They did a good job and worked their butts off. Just installing corner bead and their done. So far money well spent.
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Old 01-16-2007, 04:18 PM   #37
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How about some pictures when you are done?

I would love to see the end product.
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K - End of day pics






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Old 01-16-2007, 08:00 PM   #39
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Not to disappoint you but I have never seen any drywall ever hung like that before.

They were hung vertically creating a lot of seams.
Drywall is usually hung horizontally and the seams should be staggered.

I am curious to know how they will be dealing with the seams that also have the screws or nails beside them?

(You should make them do it over and don't pay them. )
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To be honest, there are people hanging it vertical, it is not the best way but there are people doing that. Professional usually hang it horizontal though to achieve the best... but it probably not worth to tear down what already done and redo it.
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Round here its common to hang vertical when the wall height is less than 8'. You have no butt seams, only tapered seams.

Using a 24' wide by 7' tall wall as an example.
Hanging 8' sheets horizontally you have 24' of tapered seams and 14' of butt seams.
Hanging vertical you have 35' of vertical tapered seams. Both have same amount of corner and ceiling seams.

So in my example, and in my case, you have fewer seams going vertical.

When you go horizontal is when you use 10', 12' or 14' sheets. In my case I would have had way too much waste using long sheets.
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I think both sides have valid arguments, it will come down to personal preferences, I personally feel vertical seam is easier to show and more difficult to hide, as I see finished walls before, when they hang vertically, they are very easy to identify...

but you probably right on the economic point of view, vertical save more sheets... that is why I used much more than you even though I have only 200 feet bigger than your place, well I have bathroom as well...
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I guess you can hang vertical if you want, but I think that you can see vertical seams much more than horizontal.

I hope the taping and mudding turn out good for you.

I personally, when the time comes, will do it horizontally.
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Well, first coat of mud went on today. Looks good so far. Better than I could have done for sure. I expect it to turn out just fine.
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I'm sure you could have done just as good.

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