drywalling

i'm finishing a small 7'x4' closet is it better to drywall the ceiling first or after the sidewalls
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wrote:

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muchas gracias
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rnr_construction wrote:

If you're relying on the walls to hold the ceiling up, you better learn how to fasten sheetrock.
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As it is common practice to hang the ceiling first, it is a common fact that the wallboard helps shoulder the ceiling board at the perimeters. However this does not eliminate the need for fasteners at that point.
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I find it a lot easier to hang the ceiling first then butt sides up to it. If you do the sides first then you're going to have to cut the ceiling to fit... which is a pain.

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DJ wrote:

And right there is the only reason for doing the ceiling first. It is a very good reason at that.
If the walls are needed to hold it, or even 'help' hold it, the mechanic doing the hanging needs to find another business.
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It just so happens that the sides do help hold it, but as you said they shouldn't be "needed" to help hold it.
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