Walls & Ceilings


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Old 01-20-03, 10:44 AM
jacquieg
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I was wondering if anyone could give me an answer to drywalling.

I just built and addition and have 2ft centers and was wondering what the best route would be in drywalling the ceiling?
Thanks
 
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Old 01-20-03, 07:26 PM
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Rent a drywall lift.
 
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Old 01-21-03, 07:23 AM
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walls&ceilings

Thanks but what I was really looking for was information on preping the rafters for hanging the drywall on the ceiling. Most ceilings are 16" centers and we went with 2ft centers and wanted to know the most effective way to hang the drywall.
 
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Old 01-21-03, 10:22 AM
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no prepping is needed. get 5/8" thick sheetrock and a lift. hang it perpendicular to the ceiling joists and stagger the butt joints.

put up insulation and vapor barrier before you drywall.
 
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Old 01-21-03, 11:15 AM
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thank you very much,

Just one additional question. Do I need to use furring strips? or cross supports? Or can we just secure the drywall to the joists?
 
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Old 01-21-03, 11:49 AM
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no need for that unless something is badly bowed
 
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Old 01-21-03, 12:10 PM
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Nope all new construction with pre-made trusses.

Thanks for your help, my husband I were having a difference of opinion and I had owned a construction business before I met him and he is always listening to some bozo trying to sell him more materials LOL. I thought maybe something had changed in the last 7 years that I didnt know about.

Thanks for all your in put. He now feels better ; 0 )
 
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Old 01-21-03, 02:20 PM
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you're welcome

had i known it was that easy, i'd have one less ex-wife
 
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Old 01-22-03, 06:20 AM
jacquieg
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I would have one less ex-husband if I had figured this out sooner.

Things are not worth arguing about just provide proof in black and white of anothers opinion its worth a million bucks and less aggravation. ; 0 )

You only argue with those closest to you.
 
 

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