My brother and I just installed Drywall in a house with 10' ceilings that we
are rehabbing. We did not use a jack (we are cheap bastards).
It's not too difficult, put a drill on your belt, each person holds an end,
climb the step ladder in unison, place the material, hold it in place with
your forearm/shoulder, and put a few screws in it. Luan is significantly
lighter than 1/2" drywall.
I admit, the wife probably wouldn't be much use. :)
The bigger question is, why are you being such an ass?
The big issue is why after reading my post . . . that clearly ask for
SUGGESTIONS and clearly states NO friends or hire available . . . And your
smartass answer is "don't you have any friends" Do you just assume only you
are smart enough to ask a friend . . . Your next comment re: drywall lift
was " he probably won't be able to find that either" That my feeble
minded friend makes you the ASS ! ! !
If you have nothing to contribute but smart ass condescending remarks, that
is what you will get back . .
You need help my friend, and not with hanging plywood. I was simply
Since you said you were near where Katrina construction, I am suprised that
there are jacks to be had. It was an off the cuff comment, you must be
having a bad day.
I hope you feel better now.
Apology accepted . . .
And yes I am having a horrible day . . . In the past I lined up "friends" to
help with ceiling NO SHOW ! ! ! Hired a guy, NO SHOW ! ! !
This has been going on for over a month and my permitt is expiring . . . can
not be re-newed thanks to new building codes caused by Katrina . . .
Now you see why I'm a little ticked over you first replies . .
And yes I am somewhat mentally disturbed, that is what is required to do
what I do for a living . . . we all have built in bullshit/asshole
detector, so sometimes we do not appear the nicest of people when you lift
our rock and poke at us . . .
When I have to do something like this I make what I call dummies but I am
sure that there is a real name. Basically 12 foot 2x4 s cut to the correct
height, with a 4 foot "T" at the top. the "T" should be wrapped in
something soft to protect the wood. Make a bunch of them and prop up the
panels with the dummies while you screw in place.
You are an idiot . . . If you beleive that shit that drywall doesn't burn .
. come work with me a few days . . I'm an insurance adjuster . . . Dry
wall only slows the spread . . . from room to room . . .
Located the Panel Lifts at a local rental store . . . $32.50 per day . . .
tha is cheap help . . . and probably won't complain or whine . . .
Thanks . . . I had heard of them but never have seen or used one . . .
Thanks again . . . Steve
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