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Old 06-04-2006, 10:22 AM   #1
 
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Sheetrocking A Staircase


does anyone know which is easyier rock from top to bottom(walls)
or bottom to top on a staircase? i hear people do it different ways...very curious..
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:42 AM   #2
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Re: Sheetrocking A Staircase


When I used to hang we would always start at top and work down. Th reason was so that we could attach a cleat to the studs to put a walk board on or just slip the board between the studs.



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Same here...top down....it also gives you a good ref point to find your treads if there's no kick board or stringer gap.

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Top down, for reasons stated above
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Absolutely Top down,

By doing this, You will have a better point of reference for your measurements. (When you get down to the stairs, you will have the lower edge of the sheets to measure off of. - to -: the top sides of the stair treads) or hopefully, there is a space to slide the sheets down next to the treads, so you won't have to cut out each one.

Oh, I see that Glasshousebltr beat me to that point!
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I start from the exact center and work my way in all four directions at the same time.
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"I start from the exact center and work my way in all four directions at the same time."

Don't you mean all SIX directions?
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"I start from the exact center and work my way in all four directions at the same time."

Don't you mean all SIX directions?
No, I'm not good enough to hand sheet rock on the diagonal yet.
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Start by hanging a 2ft. rip at the top of each of the side walls of the staircase. This will ensure that you cover the floor plate (of the top floor) and the top plate (of the bottom floor) by one full 4ft. sheet. AVOID A SEAM WHERE THE PLATES FOR THE TOP AND BOTTOM FLOORS MEET AT ALL COSTS! You will most likely end up with anothr rip at the very bottom as well, but it's worth avoiding callbacks for a cracked seam that could have been avoided with a little forethought.
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Start by hanging a 2ft. rip at the top of each of the side walls of the staircase. This will ensure that you cover the floor plate (of the top floor) and the top plate (of the bottom floor) by one full 4ft. sheet. AVOID A SEAM WHERE THE PLATES FOR THE TOP AND BOTTOM FLOORS MEET AT ALL COSTS! You will most likely end up with anothr rip at the very bottom as well, but it's worth avoiding callbacks for a cracked seam that could have been avoided with a little forethought.
Very Good point that is constantly overlooked or forgotten in the rush

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