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Old 10-22-2007, 03:46 PM   #1
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How do you hang drywall with 10' or 9' ceilings? Do you hang the regular way (horizatal), seams going across, left to right, then cut one in half for the bottom 2'? Or do you order 10' sheets and hang then verticial, that is with the seam going up and down?


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Old 10-22-2007, 04:19 PM   #2
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Horizontal. Use 54" wide board for 9'. You can find it at any drywall supply place except I don't think the big box stores usually carry it. Look up drywall in the yellow pages. Those places will carry it.

I don't think I've seen 60" so for 10' walls you might need to cut the 2' or you could do the 10' sheets vertical. (Hopefully the studs are straight enough.)

Just make sure you put taper edges against taper edges.

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Old 10-23-2007, 09:17 AM   #3
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Is there any functionality of going horizontal opposed to vertical with drywall? I've got 8' ceilings so it really doesn't make a difference, I am curious.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:45 AM   #4
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horizontal offer these advantageous:

- mudding the seam at the middle is much less painful then mudding it at the lower portion of the wall as in vertical...

- horizontal seam hide better than vertical seam, reasons for that is hard to explain but it is trure, think about the edge in vertical where you need to put whole bunch of screws in it as it is on a stud... where as in horizontal, you don't necessary as much of screws as it run across multiple studs...

- drywall can be bend horizontal-wise to fullfill not to straight a wall, but not vertical-wise... again this is hard to explain, like you can bend a drywall horizontally easier than vertically....
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I doubt there is much strength difference but it can be harder to consistently get good nailing/screwing of a longer 8' vertical edge on wavy studs or not quite vertical studs. Hanging horizontal you can shift the rows slightly to accommodate the slight stud variation.

Some folks do like vertical for 8' walls because you can avoid butt seams.
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the folks like vertically more is solely for less work for them... why:

- hanging vertical is easier as that can be done easily with one person by using that special drywall foot lifter ...

- like you say, less butt joint so that they can mud easier... but butt joint offer no disadvanteagous to the home owner except the taper need to be doing a bit more difficult mudding job...

even less butted join I doubt it is really true as wall are seldom multiple of 4' width wise... and in those cases... in those case... I don't think butted joins will be reduced.... so advantageous number 2 does not really stand either.

yes you are right about that... sorry didn't think about it too thoroughly...

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Hanging vertical you put the cut edge in the corner so you always have tapered joints in the field.

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