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I want to make sure I do this the best way possible. I have 4x12 rock and will be putting adhesive on the joists that are 16 O.C. The room is 37x11. I know the first sheet will have to be trimmed so it line ups half way on the inner stud. What would be the optimal or best way to lay out the drywall on the ceiling?

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Typically, the long side of the 12 footers are run perpendicular to the joists and the butt joints are staggered between rows.
I like a minimum of 2 joist stagger if possible.

Try to do it so that what you cut off one sheet will either finish that row or make a decent start for the next row.
 

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Jhaslip is correct... typically sheets are run perpendicular.... why I'm not sure as basically I do not think drywall has any structural preferance... especially if you are on 16's.

If I was doinjg my oun tapeing, (not hireing it out) I'd sure be running thant parrellel for the tapeing of a ceiling.... especially glued screwed.

Minimize butt joints.

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