Originally Posted by KUI****G
Could anyone give me a ballpart figure on how long it will take to hang drywall on a approx 1000 sq ft. area and how long to tape in terms of man hours...
Just want to have an idea in order to let my Boss know when I will finish my drywall/tapping in the basement...
By my figures: 1000 SF of sheetrock is about 21 twelve foot sheets.
That is not much work.
Two professional hangers could hang that in 1/2 day easily, assuming some soffits and multiple corners. (example, we once had a crew of 5 guys hang a basement of 50 sheets in 2 and 1/2 hours)
Then, corner bead and tape it with 3 coats by the end of the first day..... (9-10 hour day using quick dry durabond for the 1st and 2nd coats)
...Then to come back another day to sand (after drying), 'touch up' the work and then clean up.
So: one long day and one 2-3 hour day to sand - (that is again for 2 professional drywallers)
Home owner to do the same job: several days to hang it.
DIY taping: up to 1 week to tape and finish coat, lots of sanding and also all the clean up.
(Really, I have seen this take that amount of time by DIYers)