When hanging dry wall there are a couple of things you’ll want to pay attention to. First you’re going to want to make sure that all the framing is flat, square, firm and level. You’ll want to lay out and mark exactly where all of your outlets, switches, recessed ceiling lights, are going to be as well as any wiring or plumbing you don’t want to drive a nail or screw into. Some Contractors recommend hanging the sheet rock loosely with nails onto the wall and then use a roto zip to cut out the outlets and can lights, but this can make it more difficult to cut, so we advise our favorite phrase: Measure twice, Cut once. You can mark out all the holes and cut them before you hang the piece. Finally when you’ve got everything measured and cut, you can nail it into place. You’ll want to make sure that all of the beveled edges are touching each other, so that no seams form (or that the seams that are there are minimal—you’ll have to cover these up with mud and tape for a smooth surface.) Our Contractor adds (with a laugh) that if you can, hire out this process. It’s not the most fun DIY job!
Post by: Randy Ritzenthaler