When the fit is right, fasten everything tightly. You want to use five across on each joist. However, all can be straightened out with a little sand paper. Use as many full sheets as possible to fill out the space, butting the opened ends together. This article is about how to install a drywall ceiling, either on wood or on metallic frames.
A friend of mine bought a jack, used it, and then sold it when he was done. When you have one, the only lifting you'll have to do, other than bringing the drywall into the room, is to set the drywall on the supports. I have zero help to do this. Avoid using 12-foot sheets of drywall, as they will be heavier and cumbersome for one person to handle. In many instances instead of trying to put up full sheets I would put them up in 2 pieces. Stagger drywall seams as you normally would with a wall installation.
The power drill you can purchased can be used for installing drywall screws but it can take practice to avoid sinking the screws too far or even all the way through the drywall. Use longer screws if you're dealing with thick plaster or the 2 inch doesn't engage the joist. You don't even have a co-worker who would come over and help for a burger and beer? So I took a saw and cut all the pieces that were bad. Make sure the rope is taut or it won't support the repair piece adequately while you screw in the other side. The head of each screw must make a slight indentation in the surface of the sheetrock without tearing the paper covering. Saturday, 9 March, 2013 at 16:13 I too love doing projects.
You could rent a drywall jack, or ask another person to help you hang the drywall boards. Direct the two helpers to spots directly underneath the place on the ceiling where the sheetrock will be placed. Use the midpoint mark as a nailing guide and you will need two braces total. Make sure the outermost 1x2 can be swiveled. Once you cut one side, poke a nail or some other similarly pointy object through the drywall so you can locate the hole on the other side.
Remember that you have to install the sheets of drywall perpendicular to the direction of the joists. Make cutouts for housings and penetrations while the sheets are loosely fastened, test the fit, and then drive the rest of the fasteners. I want to build a whole wall closet with drawers, closet and storage space, etc. Metal stud ceiling frame The first step of the project is to evaluate the structure of the ceiling, made of either wood studs or of metal studs. Installing a drywall ceiling is not difficult, provided you use proper tools and materials and understand the basic techniques. Seams where two pieces of sheetrock meet must be staggered.
It's tough, but I've done it without a hoist. . In addition, you might have to cut several holes in the drywall boards for smoke detectors, for electrical wires for light fixtures of for ventilation appliances. Sunday, 3 January, 2010 at 23:29 Marilyn- The jack was a lifesaver, but yes… get help getting the drywall on to the jack if you can, or at the very least use an 8ft piece or smaller and not a 10-footer. Texturing By darkening the ceiling and giving it a rough surface, texturing can make a room more cozy and intimate.
At the end of the ceiling there will be something other than 16 inches left. There will be a small gap at the bottom of the wall, which will be hidden by baseboard. Where there will be any penetration to the drywall sheets, such as or other electrical housings, drive only a few fasteners to hold the sheet securely yet loosely in place while you make the cutout with a rotary tool. In order to make a proper job we recommend you to use a screwdriver with torque control, as you can adjust the speed. Now circular holes are a different story. Taping and Finishing When taping drywall, it's crucial to get the tape flat, and the best way is to use presoaked paper tape and avoid spreading too much joint compound underneath. Once I realized a lift would make it possible, I was wondering how to get the drywall on the lift, so sounds like I may still need help with that.
Drive a screw at the bottom of the panel into a center stud, then work your way out and up the panel. Tried a dremel for cutouts and ended up getting the Roto-Zip, huge difference. However, if you choose to build a metal stud frame, the process will take a little long, but the quality of the project will be extraordinary. The cutting tool lets you set to a specific size. Install the Furring Strips placed perpendicular to the joists. By feathering the drywall compound out 12 inches or more, you can minimize the appearance of butt joint seams.