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How to install drywall on lower half of the wall?

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Old 11-21-16, 08:39 AM
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How to install drywall on lower half of the wall?

I believed I can use something like the Troy DPH11 Professional Series 11 Foot Drywall & Panel Lift Hoist for ceiling and walls but I don't know how low this tool can hold the drywall for me.
 
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Old 11-21-16, 09:10 AM
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You don't use a lift for attaching drywall to the lower half of walls because... you don't need to lift it. You just stand the sheet up against the wall.
 
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I see. So if the floor is concrete, I would stand the drywall right from the concrete floor up until it meets the top or next dry above then. Thank you.
 
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It's best to leave a 1/2" gap between the bottom of the drywall and the floor. That way the drywall won't wick up any moisture that gets spilled on the floor. You can either use scrap drywall or wood for the spacer when you set the drywall in place.
 
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Ensure you're laying your drywall horizontally on the walls and not vertically.
Laying it horizontally and staggering the joints makes the wall much stronger.
It's like having a 12' long diagonal wall brace versus 4' only.
 
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Old 11-21-16, 10:27 AM
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Sheets are hung on the ceiling first, using the lift. The lift is not used for walls, but once the ceiling is hung, the next sheet that goes up usually goes horizontally on the wall, tight to the ceiling. The next sheet goes under that, and you can use a toe lift to raise it tight to the sheet above it. As mentioned, a 1/2" gap under the bottom sheet is standard.
 
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Ah, that's what I was looking for. I need a toe lift. My basement is partially done...the bottom panels are the only ones that are not complete yet.
 
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As mentioned, a 1/2" gap under the bottom sheet is standard.
Okay, just to confirm, I should leave 1/2" gap between the concrete and the drywall, correct?

Thank you so much!
 
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Yes, you want a gap so the drywall won't wick up water spilled on the floor. The baseboard will hide the gap. It doesn't have to be a perfect 1/2"
 
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