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Old 12-21-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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what is the easiest way to take it down

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Old 12-21-2011, 12:20 PM   #2
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Ceiling or walls.... or both?
A hammer will make short work of it.
Messy job though, be prepared.

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Old 12-21-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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I'll just say "it's easier to put up than take it down"

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Old 12-21-2011, 01:34 PM   #4
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Pop a hole it it with a hammer and start pulling.
Plastic bags will not hold it so plan on having to hand carry it and some way to haul it away, rent a dumpster, or a pickup with a tarp in in the bed of it will work.
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Start a hole with a hammer and pull away. Don't get too crazy pulling or you'll be taking it down a literal handfull at a time. Easy solid pressure will allow to you pull the nails/screws through and take off larger chunks at a time. A flat bar will be your best friend here. Once you get the hang of it, you can use the flat bar to pull down almost an entire 4x8 sheet in one piece...I've done it...
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Jheeezh...do we have to do this again so soon?

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Old 12-21-2011, 08:12 PM   #7
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I use a 3' handled grub axe, the longer reach is way easier on the arms than a hammer handle. Just stick it and pull or lever off the joist/truss. After the 1/3 sheets are down, score them on the back on one side only with a utility knife to "roll" the pieces up on themselves, each cut being 2" wider to allow it to fold in to a compact bundle of still-attached to each other pieces. 4-5 fit in a heavy-duty plastic 32gal. garbage bag. Swing and hit the remaining screws going with the framing or it will make wood splinters (swinging perpendicular). They break flush with framing, swing the hammer away from you to direct the partial screw from your safety glasses-covered eyes. Takes one hit with a 14oz. hammer, very fast. Be sure the floor is covered and protected.

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