Hanging - Vertical or Hortizontal

Old 02-13-03, 07:49 PM
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Hanging - Vertical or Hortizontal

I'm finishing my basement and was told that it is best to hang drywall vertically when you are not drywalling the ceiling. Is this right?
Old 02-14-03, 07:24 AM
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The issue has to do with the number of seams to finish. Hanging sheetrock horizontally reduces the number of seams by enabling the use of 12 long sheetrock to cover 8 foot walls. For the individual, trying to put 12 foot sheetrock on the upper level without a sheetrock jack is challenging. To say nothing of trying to move a sheet by yourself.

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