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Drywall Ceiling 12'3"


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11-09-12, 03:24 AM   #1  
Drywall Ceiling 12'3"

I have a ceiling to drywall, that is 12'3". Would like to use 12 ft sheets but i am still short 3" . Would it be best to put the 3" at one end, split the difference leaving 1 1/2" at both ends, or use smaller sheets?

Not sure what option would be best for finishing

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 
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11-09-12, 03:57 AM   #2  
I'd probably go with shorter sheets of drywall just because of the weight factor..... unless you have a good strong helper

I'd put a 3" filler strip on 1 end before I'd split the difference.


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11-09-12, 04:13 AM   #3  
Definitely shorter sheets. You'll have a little waste, but IMO a 3" strip will be difficult to install properly and finish, although entirely possible.

 
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11-09-12, 04:36 AM   #4  
Its really dependent on how you ceiling joists are laid out. 3" short probably won't give you a nailing surface and a 3" piece of drywall is not very sturdy and is very flexible. I would opt for the smaller sheets.

 
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11-09-12, 04:52 AM   #5  
8dt pieced of drywall would be much easier to work with, and should in therory, line up with the joists. Would be much easier to work with and install.

 
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11-09-12, 06:08 AM   #6  
As czizzi said, your drywall will line up with your joist layout, which is likely on 16" centers. Drywall is installed perpendicular to the joists, not the same direction as the joists. So the way your 12' drywall is centered depends on that layout. That being said, if you somehow have backing around the perimeter and can center the sheet, 12' sheets with the 1 1/2" piece would give you the least amount of taping. 1 1/2" would be close enough to the wall that as you tape the corner, you could also coat the tape covering the 1 1/2" piece.

And I'd definitely use 12' sheets and rent a drywall lift to install it. Takes all the work out of hanging ceilings. Less butt joints on the ceiling is what's key here.

 
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11-09-12, 02:42 PM   #7  
I am installing the drywall on resilient channel over existing plaster ceiling , using the resilient channel for sound from up stairs. I would prefer the 12 foot sheets to elimnate the butt joint but as some one mention here I am worried the 3" strip will have alot of flex it it even thought it would get covered with taping the corner. Was thinking to possibly tape the corner with the 3" strip with sheet rock 90 or dura bond.

 
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11-09-12, 02:55 PM   #8  
Setting compounds like durabond do dry a LOT harder than regular j/c although I wouldn't think the narrow strip of drywall would flex much after it's finished........ it's not like you will hang pictures on it or stumble into it


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11-09-12, 03:20 PM   #9  
If I was to go with the 3 " basically the 3" strip would be on one piece of resilient channel and the butt join of the 12 ft sheet on another resilient channel, so 2 resilient channels tight together ?? Hope that made sense .

 
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11-09-12, 04:07 PM   #10  
Either way, 3" or 1 1/2"... yes, you will have two rc right next to each other.

 
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