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Old 03-12-2019, 04:43 PM   #21
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Re: Drywall Lifts--Telepro/Panellift Model 138.2 Vs Others...


I bought my TelPro about 30 years ago and also bought the extension for it. One of the best investments I ever made for tools.

It will lift 16' sheets and that's walls and ceilings.

Cable lift. Switching the posts out is kind of a head scratcher the first few times you do it. Got to feed the cable through a certain way.

Once you do it a couple times and you are using the lift regularly it's nothing.

If you stop for a while, then you head scratch again.

With extension easily goes up 12' and maybe up to just under 14'. That I am not 100% sure as I haven't had to lift any up that high for quite a few years.
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:16 AM   #22
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Re: Drywall Lifts--Telepro/Panellift Model 138.2 Vs Others...


OP following up on my decision...

I broke down and bought the jumbo Telpro 439..

Beautiful machine and i LOVE the chain drive..quiet, smooth..no high pitched scream on the upstroke.

Some key reasons..

-no extension necessary, the 439 does 14' 5" as stock..

-Big point for me is that the loading height stays at a manageable 36" and i can get the height i need. If Im working alone this is huge..

- The thing is a tank..knew this from using Telpro products for a long time..i like that

I'm gonna need the height factor for the coming months so it was easy to justify dropping some extra dollars..

Very happy with the decision..not looking back on this at all.

thanks for all your input..was waffling around for a bit but glad i pulled the trigger on this..
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Idiot drywallers always gotta break sheets over a door or window to save their lazy-hack asses a few seconds of mudding and making the trim job tougher.
I think, if you search the JLC online handbook, they recommend having a butt joint over the window. I was surprised also. Not what I was taught. Of course I was taught alot of things that we would never do, now.
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Found it.

https://www.jlconline.com/how-to/int...ws-and-doors_o
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I think, if you search the JLC online handbook, they recommend having a butt joint over the window. I was surprised also. Not what I was taught. Of course I was taught alot of things that we would never do, now.
I think all that article is saying is to not break the drywall on a corner of a window or door. Both are unacceptable and creates the same condition as it relates to trimming out a window or door.

Break the drywall where there will be a full 48” or 54” butt. Keep it away from anything getting trimmed. Obviously baseboards can’t be avoided.

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