Thickness / panel size question

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Old 01-17-03, 10:01 AM
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Thickness / panel size question

I am about to drywall a ~450 sq foot addition that was previously covered in panelling.

I figured a total sq footage of coverage @ ~1570 sq feet, which translates to (39) 4x10' panels or (33) 4x12' panels (including 10% overage). I know that 4x10 will be easier to manuver, but 4x12 will reduce the # of seams. Should I go with 12 or stick to 10? I plan on renting a panel lift either way.

Also, is it ok to use 1/2" for everything, or should I use 5/8" for the ceiling? I will be going over 16" OC framing for walls and ceilings and have nailers installed along the perimeters. I will be installing using screw gun.

I have watched the vids and read the Furgeuson book, as well as a couple others.

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Old 01-17-03, 10:59 AM
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Actually, I am pretty sure from searching through the archives that 1/2" will be fine... Now just looking for opinions on the 12' boards...
 
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Old 01-17-03, 01:36 PM
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1/2" all the way around should be fine. As far as 10s or 12s, are the dimensions of your room more conducive to using one versus the other, or a combination of both, to minimize waste.
 
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Old 01-20-03, 05:15 AM
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Room #1 is ~ 20x16. Room #2 - ~10x16. Plus 2 6' french doors, 1 48" entrance and 1 36" entrance.

I think I will go with 12s.
 
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Old 01-21-03, 11:26 AM
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i read an article in the family handyman once that said you can use 1/2" on the ceiling if the joists are 16"oc or less IF you don't plan on adding insulation above it or adding a texture to it later. personally i prefer to use 5/8" on ceilings. the extra cost and little more work is worth not having to worry about it
 
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