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How to Hang Drywall on a Ceiling

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips for installing drywall overhead

In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to install drywall on a ceiling using a lift.

Steps:

1 Use a drywall T-square to draw lines onto drywall sheet 16 in. on center; these lines correspond to the 1x3 strapping screwed to ceiling joists.
2 Mark onto the drywall the location of any lights or vents in the ceiling.
3 Set drywall sheet onto the drywall lift, then crank it up to the ceiling.
4 Secure drywall to 1x3 strapping with 1 5/8-inch drywall screws.
5 Cut holes for light or vents using a drywall cutout tool.

 
 

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