Im getting ready to drywall one of my rooms and am going to hang it
horizontally. My question is can I run it all horizontal or do I have
to break it up at some point and put one board verticle. I read some
where about some 4-1-4 rule but noting to explain it. My room is 20x26
and the walls are 93 inches high from floor to top of joist (kind of
and odd size).
No real rules here, at least in your case (I'm sure there are "rules"
that help when one is hanging miles and miles of drywall), but keep in
mind that the long edges (the 8' ones, assuming you're using 8-foot
sheets) are tapered, to make good taped edges, while the short edges aren't.
If in doubt, sketch it out before doing it.
"Wikipedia ... it reminds me ... of dogs barking idiotically through
endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it.
Yes they are. My basement (mainly unfinished) ceiling height is 9 ft and I
got a great deal on some 5/8" firerock (20+ 10 ft sheets @ $ 1.00 each)
There was water damage on one corner where a tarp had let water leak onto
the pile (they had ~400 sheets like that). I ve cut one foot off the length
to 9 ft and will hang them vertically. I already set the electrical boxes
for the 5/8.
Regular 8' sheets here (Canada) are about double what they sell for in the
US $ 11.96 vs About $ 6.38 !!
We re being ROBBED by CSG, a division of USG Sheetrock. The boxes of
"mud" are a rip-off too $ 14.00 VS around 6 bucks so I buy the 'mud' down
in Washington state.
One last question, when it comes to inside and outside corners what is
the best way to hang the drywall. Should both corners be the tapered
edge or a cut edge? How bad is it to finish if one side is tapered and
one is not? I read that either out side corners should not be tapered,
but no mention of inside corners. Can you put a tapered edge and a non
one in an inside corner?
One in the top corner, then every 8" is fine. You can use more but will
have more holes to fill..
Is that the suspended ceiling
with the 2' X 4' (or 2x2) drop in panels and the hanging metal framework ?
I ve never done that type but am considering going that route in our
unfinished bsmt if SWMBO "approves" it. Its either that stuff or hire some
young lads to "hang" the regular board on the ceiling. Walls aren't so bad
but the last time I did that (ceiling in a friends basement) I ended up
with two torn rotator cuffs in the shoulders-took over two years to get
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