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  1. Hanging Drywall
    I'm new at drywall hanging...as a pro. I've done plenty of "jobs" for friends, but could take forever hanging and finishing. Not so now...I've got to move quickly. I've got an old house and it would take me a week to replace all the studs that are not plum. So, I've got seam and butt joints with...
  2. Hanging Drywall
    Where would you start and why? My old man and I have all the answers for this.... i wanna hear everyone else tell there story.. thanks
  3. Hanging Drywall
    Hello all, I'm interested to hear your thoughts on standing up sheets. I only do on steel studs and in certain situations where butt joints can be avoided. My boss is pretty big on no butt joints due to tapers who are more than capable but less than willing to finish to their potential. They...
  4. Hanging Drywall
    I'm debating weather if I should stand up my 12's or lay then down. I know if I stand them up, it will be easier to finish, verses laying them down, and doing all those buts too. What would you guys do?
  5. Hanging Drywall
    How many screws do you install in a 4x12 standing up with studs @ 16 o.c? Reason I ask is because areas around the country, I see people posting pictures of drywall hung with screws like 2 feet apart. The farest we are allowed to install screws is 8" o.c. We have screw inspections here too...
  6. Hanging Drywall
    Hey guys I'm bidding a 2000 sq ft home with a 3 car garage, there will be no floor trim and the builder wants it finished right to the floor, so not only would I have the bevel to fill at the bottom I'd have to fill the remaining gap. I would like to not spend days bending over so I was...
  7. Hanging Drywall
    We had a four man crew and we hung 128 in a day now that was on a celing and some walls i just want to no how many u guyz would do in a 8 hour day
  8. Hanging Drywall
    Do you guys prefer 2 or 3 man hangin crews and how much should they get done per day (TOTAL not per guy). Lets use 12' sheets and smaller as an example (we can't get anything longer here) and a 2000 sq ft house with 9' ceilings. A typical subdivision home. I'm looking for averages here not...
  9. Hanging Drywall
    I'm a taper/finisher with a hanging question. I've been doing more hanging lately and it seems that all I have been dealing with are unconventional wall heights. My question is this: Considering that I want my floor to joint span to be about 48" due to my taping tools. On a wall that is 7...
  10. Hanging Drywall
    Do you hang walls from the top down, or bottom up?
  11. Drywall Finishing
    Ok this one may be for the hanging drywall section but the end result affects the finisher so here goes... There's a few minor differences in the way we finish drywall here in the UK and North America. Infact, there's probably variations on the differences between states and countries in North...
  12. General Drywall Discussion
    Any comments on going back to 5/8 inch wallboard for lids to help eliminate flashing through fog, orange peel or knockdown ceilings? I got a call from a hanger this morning saying he recieved a notice from one of the contractors he hangs for informing him that they will no longer allow...
  13. Hanging Drywall
    Post your tricks of the trade in this thread. Hopefully we can create a useful resource that everyone can use.
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