After dimensional framed walls with poles, place long drywall to form a uniform wall surface. The drywall screws with their heads trumpet-shaped, together with security panels to wall studs. While hanging the drywall is not complicated, long compressed gypsum sheets are heavy and bulky, and require a minimum of two workers to install them. The standards for placement techniques will help you get the job done.
- Place the drywall on the ceiling before installing it on the walls in new construction. This will give a uniform and smooth line where the walls match the ceiling.
- Broken drywall in the centers of the posts. This means that the edges of each drywall should extend to the middle of the wall or roof beam post. You must measure the distance from pole to pole before installing a panel and cut, if necessary, to fit.
- Place the largest gypsum panel you can drive safely. Gypsum panels are 4 feet (1.22 m) and come in various lengths, from 8 feet to 14 feet (2.44 to 4.27 m). The longer the panel, less tape is required to provide the finish to the wall.
- Cut the plasterboard with a knife marking the front with a straight line and then doing the same with the back to break along the score line. Then cut the paper to the back with the knife.
- Raise panels on your head with a lift. Available in stores for rental buildings, an elevator lift for a single sheet of drywall, but still have to locate and attach it to the rafters.
- Squeeze the drywall together very tightly before inserting screws to reduce masked. Large cracks between panels require more binding compound and increase the risk of non-uniform seams.
- Use screws designed for installation of drywall. Tradem Bryan, author of “Working with drywall,” recommends using drywall screws type S to join the drywall standard 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) and W type screws to install the panels of 5/8 inch (1.59 cm). Headless screws are used to attach the drywall to metal poles and self-adjusting screws to install the steel frames.
- Insert the screws with an electric screwdriver or drill 3/8 inches (0.95 cm). Give space to the screws about 12 inches (30.58 cm) when installing drywall on standard wooden poles and metal walls and ceilings. If you use adhesive drywall, maybe you can reduce the number of screws to one every 16 inches (40.64 cm).
Tips & Warnings
- Your wall will be as good as your ability to stick gently.
- For safety, use a bench instead of a ladder, when you hang drywall over your head.