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Old 03-06-12, 02:34 PM
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Soon I am going to put up drywall in an addition that I am having built. The length of the room is about 25' and the width is about 11'. The ceiling height is just under 8'. What is the correct and best way to hang the drywall, vertically or horizontally?
 
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Old 03-06-12, 02:59 PM
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I'm a firm believer that drywall should always be hung horizontally, unless it's on a short wall (less than 4') where you could eliminate a seam if hung vertically. But it depends who is going to finish it and what their preference is.

You have WAY less trouble with running off the 16" OC layout when you hang it horizontally. It only takes a fraction of an inch to really hose you when you hang vertically. The layout could be off... or something is out of plumb and you're hosed.
 
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XSleeper, thank you for the information.
 
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Old 03-06-12, 05:52 PM
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Glad to help. When hanging drywall horizontally, you should always try and use sheets that are as long as possible/practical so as to reduce the number of butt joints. So for your 11' wall, use 12's.
 
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I also believe in hanging the drywall horizontally. It's easier to get a flat looking wall that way and it saves your back when taping and finishing the joint
 
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When you hang drywall horizontally do you need to add horizontal "bracing" (?-not sure of the term) behind the seam, to make the seam sturdier??
 
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Old 03-07-12, 03:15 PM
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One more opinion for horizontally.

You didn't mention the ceiling but if you're drywalling that as well, hang the rock on the ceiling before on the walls.
 
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mitch17 mentioned drywalling the ceiling. I have a youtube video on drywalling ceilings that you
might want to take a look at. The method described in the video shows how to do the ceiling drywalling by yourself using a cheap little jig. Not sure if I am permitted to post a link here but if you want to search nlinventor channel on youtube you should find the video or perhaps search "drywall ceiling" on yt.
 
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Hey what is that link to drywall on youtube you were speaking of, would like to go and check it out, i wanted to re do my garage ceiling and side wall soon
 
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Old 04-05-12, 01:44 PM
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Don't know about the youtube video, but for ceilings, just go rent a drywall lift. It turns hanging ceilings into a one man job and it's almost fun.

I said almost.
 
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it's almost fun.
is hanging drywall ever fun?

If you aren't able to rent the lift, you can make a T out of 2x4s. Make the T about 1" shorter than the ceiling height. You prop one end of the drywall up with the T and then secure the side your holding before moving to the end that's propped up. Not as easy as the lift but it works.
 
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Old 04-05-12, 02:42 PM
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LOL! Mark, are you saying I'm warped?

I kind of like hanging drywall, but maybe it's because I don't have to do it very often.
 
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Nahhh, just younger. Ever notice in the big towns where they have dedicated hanging crews - none of them are 30 yrs old. I know what you mean about a change of pace
 
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I hear you on that one - I enjoy hanging drywall but will surely hate it quickly if I did it on a daily basis.

I hate landscaping work even on an infrequent basis....
 
 

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