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10 Things You Must Know: Drywall

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Start by hanging the sheets vertically. If, for example, the ceiling is 10 feet high, you put up the 4x8; there's still a 2-foot section missing, so you add a 2-foot piece. On the next wall adjacent, you want to put the 2-foot piece on the bottom and then the 8-foot piece on top. In other words, you don't want to have the same line going horizontally around the room; you want it to be staggered.

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