The Way To DIY Drywall Lift

Keyword:Drywall Lift   Time:2019-3-7 23:09:35

It is  a difficult project to hang drywall on a ceiling, even for almost two people  working together. If you're trying to do it alone, it seems impossible, because a  person can't realistically take a 4 x 8-foot-thick plaster board to the ceiling  with one hand, and you twist it in with the other.
 The  solution is a gypsum board elevator. It's just a support. When you fix the  gypsum board on the ceiling bracket, fix it. You can rent a gypsum board  elevator made for this purpose, or build one yourself in five minutes.
 Inspect the ceiling for obstructions or problems that  need to be fixed.
 Find the ceiling joists and mark their location on the  wall.
 Mark the placement of light fixtures and vents on the  drywall.
 Smooth the rough edges of the drywall pieces.
 Build a T-brace if you’ll be working alone or without a  lift.
 The above is the general process, and the following is  the whole process.

  First Step
 You should measure the exact height, from the floor to  the ceiling bracket (or to the plaster surface of the ceiling, if you dry the  walls on the plaster) which can be laborious.
 Second Step
 Cut  a 2-by-4 the length of your ceiling. Cut a second 2-by-4 that's 3 feet long.
 Third Step
 Place two No. 4 boards on the narrow edge and form a  "T" shape. The short boards form a horizontal span at the top. Then  use a screw gun to push three or four screws through the surface of the shorter  plate and into the top of the longer plate. You should follow the steps, one  step can not be wrong.
 Forth Step
 Lean the finished drywall lift against the wall under the  area of the ceiling that you're going to drywall. Finally, place it in a  "T" shape with a 3-foot horizontal span several inches below a 4-foot  area on a 4-foot-side of a 4-by-8 dry wallboard.
 Fifth Step
 Lift the gypsum board and place a 4-foot side on the top  of the 3-foot horizontal span of the gypsum board elevator. At this time, you  need to lift one end of the gypsum board with one hand, extend with the other  hand, grasp the vertical span of the gypsum board elevator, and pull it to you.  Put the elevator under the dry wall and fix it firmly on the ceiling. As you  did, move the elevator to the middle of the paper. Adjust the thin plate on the  bracket according to the need, and then fix it to the bracket with the dry wall  screw. The whole process should pay attention to safety.

Now that  your own drywall elevator has been completed, you can do it at home without  spending money on equipment. But you should pay absolute attention to safety in  your own process. If you can, you'd better do some safety facilities to ensure  your own safety. If you can't, you can't force yourself, your safety is the  most important.

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