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Old 03-04-2008, 05:05 PM   #16
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You are Saint with great patience. Your efforts on this board are to be applauded.

I checked back in and expected to see a response other than the sheet counts.

Sure seems that if somebody can work a tape measure, they might be able to figure out how many 4x8 or 4x12 sheets it would take to cover a room

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Old 03-04-2008, 05:29 PM   #17
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Wow I didn't expect an an answer that Quick, wow Thanks

By biggest point this is what I meant. My kitchen isn't a perfect square or rectangle. So I just measured from the longest point of the kitchen to the other longest point of the Kitchen. Again I am totally new at this.

I can get out the tape measure and do some measuring. But I'm no pro.

The 4.99 sheets are 4x8 sheets that are 12' long.

Yes they are all 8 foot ceilings.

thanks again for the help
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:36 PM   #18
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4.99 per sheet: What lengths?


I am confused by what you mean.."the biggest point"?

12' sheets: 18.5 = 19 sheets (rounded off)



12' sheets: 4
8' foot sheets: 7

OR (dependant on the direction of the strapping/joists):

12' sheets: 6
8' sheets: 4




12' sheets: 11

Are these all 8 foot ceilings?
Just something to mention. At 4.99 a sheet I would use a full sheet for each wall. For a few more dollars, he could avoid butt joints on the walls in the bathroom.
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:52 PM   #19
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Wow I didn't expect an an answer that Quick, wow Thanks

By biggest point this is what I meant. My kitchen isn't a perfect square or rectangle. So I just measured from the longest point of the kitchen to the other longest point of the Kitchen. Again I am totally new at this.

I can get out the tape measure and do some measuring. But I'm no pro.

The 4.99 sheets are 4x8 sheets that are 12' long.

Yes they are all 8 foot ceilings.

thanks again for the help
Yes, just figure the numbers for all 12' sheets. Good Luck...
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Wow I didn't expect an an answer that Quick, wow Thanks

By biggest point this is what I meant. My kitchen isn't a perfect square or rectangle. So I just measured from the longest point of the kitchen to the other longest point of the Kitchen. Again I am totally new at this.

I can get out the tape measure and do some measuring. But I'm no pro.

The 4.99 sheets are 4x8 sheets that are 12' long.

Yes they are all 8 foot ceilings.

thanks again for the help
4x8 sheets that are 12' long? I would double check with the supply company before figuring any totals.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:06 PM   #21
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I'm looking at an add that says 1/2 Thick 4x8 Drywall boards.
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I'm looking at an add that says 1/2 Thick 4x8 Drywall boards.
Is there a price for 12' long sheets?
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:27 PM   #23
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The add says Drywall: 1/2" thick, 4x8' sheets other sizes available


does this mean the sheets are 8 feet long???
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The add says Drywall: 1/2" thick, 4x8' sheets other sizes available


does this mean the sheets are 8 feet long???
Yes. They the ones listed are 8' long. Drywall is listed as Height X Length. Most are 4' by 8',10',12', or 14'. 54" high board is also availible but it's usually only used for 9' ceilings. Other variables are thickness, fire ratings, impact resistance, paperless, ...

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ok so these are 8' long. Which means the previous amount of sheets that Atlantic was kind enough to give me are not going to work for this sale going on. Atlantic you did give me the kitchen, bathroom ceiling, and downstairs bedroom in 4x8 though. That helps for the rooms downstairs.

But now I'm lost for the open room, upstairs bedroom, masterbedroom upstairs and extra room. :-( Those Atlantic you gave me in 12'

13x15 Master B.R. :

11x21 Extra Room:

13x15 Bedroom:

15x12 Open Room

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I would definatly find out how much more the 12' sheets would be. Depending on the ways your joists are running, 12' sheets could save you a lot of butt joints. Are you taping and finishing this yourself?
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i'm going to watch and learn. I am a beginner. I will have someone come in and do the work properly.

I'm assuming the 12' and 14' are more money :-(

I guess 4x8 will not work for me :-(
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Actually, it's usually cheaper to buy the 12's rather than the 8's. I just checked the drywall prices at my local HD and the 8' sheets are 7.40 and the 12's are 9.60. So the 12's are actually priced lower by board feet. 4 X 8's will work but you will have a lot more seams. And, anytime you can minimize the amout of seams, you should do so. The only time we ever used 8' sheets is where we could not fit the 12's up or down the stairwells (basements/finished attics).

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Ok yeah the add had me all excited. The Price was cheap and I was liking it :-) But it seems I had it all wrong. Yeah why use 4x8 if I can just go with 4x12 and make life a lot easier for a few bucks more. Now I'm not in a big rush to get the drywall. I'll get the roof done and then start the drywall process upstairs Ceilings first I have heard and read!!! That I now know

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Ok yeah the add had me all excited. The Price was cheap and I was liking it :-) But it seems I had it all wrong. Yeah why use 4x8 if I can just go with 4x12 and make life a lot easier for a few bucks more. Now I'm not in a big rush to get the drywall. I'll get the roof done and then start the drywall process upstairs Ceilings first I have heard and read!!! That I now know

Thanks for all the help guys
Not a problem. I wouldn't worry too much about the prices. Depending on what area of the the country you are in, housing starts are not expected to go up any time soon. So, in the meantime, building material prices should stay somewhat lower.

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