Hanging Drywall


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Old 05-17-03, 03:12 PM
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Hanging Drywall

I am about to hand drywall in the basement but I am not sure if I should hand vertical and horizantal. The height it about 2 inches short of 8 feet.
 
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Old 05-17-03, 07:01 PM
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gmainolfi,

It's your choice but I prefer to see drywall hung horizontally - reduces any bad joints if not taped properly. Walls look straighter than vertical. Look at the bright side, you're cutting drywall regardless which way you go.

Hope this helps!
 
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Old 05-17-03, 07:19 PM
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I strongly prefer to hang drywall horizontally, for a whole host of reasons. It plays better with the strength axis of the drywall. It allows the use of sheets longer than 8 feet. It better adapts to studs that aren't perfectly spaced.
 
 

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