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Old 06-14-2007, 05:50 PM   #16
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Not sure if someone said this yet my friend, but get yourself a drywall rasp!!! PRICELESS when you get good at cuts and maybe an 1/8 to big, it's just a file for the drywall. You can get this at HD or Lowe's for like 10 bucks!!!

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Old 06-14-2007, 09:45 PM   #17
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No, but the keyword is slight. You can't "toenail" a screw in there sideways, but just a slight, gradual angle can help with studs that are less than perfect. I WOULD say, just make sure that the side of the screw head doesn't stick up, but the angle would be so slight you wouldn't hardly have to adjust the depth of the screw.

Honestly, having seen the work you've done in your basement, I doubt that your drywall edges are in any danger. I have a feeling you'll do pretty good with this part. It may take you a while though.... ..... but if you're still not in any big hurry, I think you'll hanging will come out quite well.

Thanks for the vote of confidence with my future drywall hanging.
You're a real sweetheart, J187.

I am not in any real hurry. (I am almost there, to hang the drywall that is).

I do have 2 retired contractors who are will to hang the drywall for me for free, (I think I mentioned this to kui****g, in another post) but I have come this far and I have done all this work, that there is no way that someone else is going to waltz in here and finish it for me. No way. (My husband thinks I'm nuts, in refusing to have someone come and finish it).


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Old 06-16-2007, 09:32 AM   #18
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......and why no comment on this?

You know I always wait for your last word......
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.....I do have 2 retired contractors who are will to hang the drywall for me for free, (I think I mentioned this to kui****g, in another post) but I have come this far and I have done all this work, that there is no way that someone else is going to waltz in here and finish it for me. No way. (My husband thinks I'm nuts, in refusing to have someone come and finish it).
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You are nuts....let them do it....You will be glad you did. Just stick around and help them to do it , so you:

a.) Get the experience.

b.) Can say that you "did it your self"- so to speak....

Installing sheetrock is back breaking work. It is ALL ABOUT upper body strength. Trust me: Male or Female, unless you get to the gym on a regular basis for some heavy upper body work outs, you are going to be in for a world of pain....especially, the next day......
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NO WAY......

My husband is going to help me lift it, so that I can at least get it up to the ceiling to put in a couple of screws in.

(I don't care if I have to cut those pieces of drywall to 16 inch strips
I'm going to do it myself).

Your comments on the original post? re:gaps?
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NO WAY......
My husband is going to help me lift it, so that I can at least get it up to the ceiling to put in a couple of screws in.
(I don't care if I have to cut those pieces of drywall to 16 inch strips
I'm going to do it myself).
You are insane. Oh well....I warned you....

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Your comments on the original post? re:gaps?
I responded to that: No gaps AT ALL.....

So what are you buying your husband for Father's day?
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I don't know what he is getting for Fathers day but she should get an appointment with a shrink next mothers day( no offense ) if she don't let them help.I just finished my 45x24 ft living room and I would have cut off certain parts of my body to have someone hang it mud it and sand it for me for free.I am doing a complete renovation of my whole house and this is the only part I truly hate even with all the proper tools and all the advice and taking my time it a pain
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They will only hang it for me not complete the whole job.

I really don't need the shrink. I have a psychology degree, and have done my own analysis. I already have concluded a long time ago that I am nuts, but that is besides the point.
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So what are you buying your husband for Father's day?[/quote]

......me with only my tool belt on........
and I'm going to have him check the ceiling joists from a horizontal position.
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Yummy...I totally respect you for wanting to do it yourself. You'll be sore ,but you will certainly have that sense of HUGE accomplishment. Be sure to post picks. You also sound like a really nice wife, too....lol. Sounds like your old man is gonna have the kind of father's day all fathers want. Heck, throw in some pics of that too....j/k
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You're funny.....

I don't think the administrators would allow those pics.....

Right now, it's not about finishing the basement, it's more about seeing if I can accomplish it.
I know it won't be perfect, just like my framing isn't perfect, but at least I would have tried and done it myself.

In my everyday existence the accomplishments are not tangible.
This is something that I can actually see.

....thanks for the nice words....and yes, hubby thinks I'm a very nice wife too. A little crazy sometimes, but still nice.......

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