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12-19-00, 12:15 AM   #1  
regarding hanging a sheet of drywall on a wall that is less than 48". Do the pro's hang it perpendicular to joist, in this situation. One less joint to tape on this wall, if done parallel. Also I noticed that installers have used furring strips on ceiling attached to the joist. Why not attach directly to joist. Is this for strength as you would have more attachment surface?

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12-19-00, 02:02 AM   #2  
I'm not a drywaller, but I've hung my share.
My take is to hang it with the fewest tape joints possible.
You answered your last question yourself.

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