Vertical drywall panels in basement

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Old 07-28-13, 10:18 PM
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Question Vertical drywall panels in basement

I was wondering if there was any problems with installing the 4' (16" center studs) drywall panels in my basment vertically. I have 9 foot to the bottom of the joists and plan to have a drop ceiling a bit over 8 feet high. I want to put the 9 foot panels vertical throughout the whole basement and that would leave me (mostly) all nice tapered factory ends to finish, albeit probably more feet of joint to finish. Does that seem ok or should I use 2 54" wide panels installed horizontal? Thanks.
 
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Old 07-29-13, 04:04 AM
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It can be done either way although hanging the rock horizontally will minimize any discrepancies in the framing. I also prefer it because it's easier [on my old back] to tape a long joint at the 4' or 4.5' level than it is to go up and down every 4'
 
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Old 07-29-13, 11:22 AM
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I would still hang horizontally but I would use 54" wide rock so you would only need two pieces to cover floor to ceiling.
 
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Old 07-29-13, 06:04 PM
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thanks for the input guys
 
 

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