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Old 03-27-2008, 03:45 PM   #16
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We just had our basement finshed here in Kansas City and it ran about $1.15 a square foot. That was to hang and finish, ready for paint. He also sprayed the ceiling.

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Old 03-28-2008, 12:06 AM   #17
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Butt joints should be floated to make for easier finishing. I have hit the ONE stud that was twisted just a little, or out of line by just a little, one too many times and it is a ROYAL PITA. If the stud is twisted, one half of the joint will be higher than the other. If the stud is straight but out of line, the pieces align BUT they approach the stud at a slight angle, which makes them hard to feather out smooth.

As far as supporting the joint: When I say floated I don't mean just hanging out there in the middle of nowhere..at least not alone. A floated joint is backed by a 4 or 5 inch strip of plywood (which, BTW, extends beyond the top edge to the peice above it), and that plywood floats in the stud cavity and (by the rule of "least resistance") it will go where it's most "comfortable"... I.E.-straight in line with the studs on either side.
Nobody is really doing this in the real world. Studs are 16" OC so that the sheetrock joints purposely land on every 4th stud.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:10 AM   #18
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Thank you very much, you have been most helpful, more than i can say for some on here. You have a wonderful day.
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What you don't understand is that when you;re hiring a professional to complete some work, you are not buying milk by the gallon.

A 12 x 12 room will cost more per sq. ft. than an entire floor per sq. ft. And if your room is 9 x10 it wouldn't suprise me if nobody wanted the job.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:22 PM   #19
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There is a difference between a ball park figure and an estimate though. When I had my basement sheet rocked I had two guys come out for an estimate. After looking at the estimates I immediately knew that the work wasn't getting done for a while due to lack of funds. The idea of a ball park figure is to give the homeowner an idea of how much the work is probably going to cost and whether you even want the work done or done at a later date. You also don't waste the contractors time driving out to your house or your time having to take off work to meet the guy, until the time comes for the estimate.

Everyone should be able to give a ball park figure. I actually got one from a drywall guy, price per square foot is typically $#.##. An electrician may say the typical cost of an outlet or a light is $#.##. Sure, that price is going to vary from state to state and job to job. But, it's a ball park figure!

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