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    I am taking a week off work next week to begin putting up the drywall in my basement. I have ordered lots of gizmos to help me with this. Any comments on any of them would be appreciated.

    Telpro TROLL Troll 300-Pound Capacity Panel Handler
    Shark 10-2206 Rockeater Drywall Saw
    Stanley 93-301 14-Inch Yellow Panel Carry Handle
    Senco 1R0004N DS200-AC Duraspin 3,300 RPM Collated Screwdriver
    Improtec Lift'n'Lock - Drywall, Plywood, Door Lifter and Support
    Pentagon Tool "Foot Lifter"--Two for the price of One!"
    Free Hands Drywall Support
    Duraspin #6 X 1-1/4" Drywall To Steel Screws

    Have I forgotten anything else that might be useful?

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    A six pack.

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    Thanks Cookie. I always carry at least 6 beers in the fridge.

    Coming from Europe, I cannot get enough of this stuff:



    It's quite a prestiguous beer there. My neighbors here though laugh at me for drinking it. They say it makes me look like a redneck!

    I still think it's the best beer this country has to offer though. Refreshing and yet tasty. Yum.

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    rasp to smooth out the rough edges after you cut.
    Gabe

    Don't follow my advice, I only know a thing or two about a thing or two.

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    Your picture reminds me of when the brewers had their convention. The heads of four breweries got together for a night out. When the waiter came for their orders, the Mexican said, "Give me a Corona, the best beer in Mexico". The next one said, "Give me a Coors brewed with pure Rocky Mountain spring water". The third said, "Give me a Busch, straight from the midwest". The fourth, the Guiness brewer, said, "Give me a Seven Up". The others asked why he wasn't ordering a brew. He told them, "As long as you boys aren't drinking beer, it would be impolite of me have a beer in front of you and order a Guiness".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    I am taking a week off work next week to begin putting up the drywall in my basement. I have ordered lots of gizmos to help me with this. Any comments on any of them would be appreciated.

    Telpro TROLL Troll 300-Pound Capacity Panel Handler
    Shark 10-2206 Rockeater Drywall Saw
    Stanley 93-301 14-Inch Yellow Panel Carry Handle
    Senco 1R0004N DS200-AC Duraspin 3,300 RPM Collated Screwdriver
    Improtec Lift'n'Lock - Drywall, Plywood, Door Lifter and Support
    Pentagon Tool "Foot Lifter"--Two for the price of One!"
    Free Hands Drywall Support
    Duraspin #6 X 1-1/4" Drywall To Steel Screws

    Have I forgotten anything else that might be useful?

    Holy ring shank nail , Batman! You mean there is a better way than propping it up with your head and trying not to hit your thumb??

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    I think if luck had it and I was told that I could live longer if I just did drywall work, I'd settle for a shorter life.


    It's a talent to all its own and no matter what I do, I get angry. And then there are people that make it look beautiful with feathering the joints and corners, bedding the tape so it is never seen again or has to be cut out and done over.



    (goes and smashes drywall in fit of rage, calls someone else to fix it)
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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    ANd here I thought all you needed was a couple of "T" supports, a screw gun, and a helper.

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    This is just for the walls.

    For a ceiling, I will be using a suspended solution. But I'll think about that after the walls are done.

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    Ceiling first. It gets supported at the edges and it also makes it easier to place the drywall since you can maneuver it through the stud bays.
    I consider myself an accomplished DIY'er. I don't know everything but help where I can. I'm not a pro, but like to think I'm professional.

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    YOu do realize, I suppose, that by the time you get, or rent, all that equipment, you could have hired someone to install it AND tape/texture it.

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    Senco 1R0004N DS200-AC Duraspin 3,300 RPM Collated Screwdriver
    You'll like that gun, my brother has it or one just like it. He uses it for fence and deck work as well.
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    Thanks everyone for the tips and FloridaOrange for the info on the gun.

    HJ, it's not about the money. It's the joy of the craft. I don't ask questions on this site to save a buck or two. I'd rather pay more to do the job myself and take satisfaction in it than pay a poor licensed contractor to take that happiness away from me.

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    In that case, you are not a DIYer, you are a masochist. There is no way I would do something myself, IF it were cheaper to have a contractor do it. I might get some satisfaction from digging a few dozen holes tomorrow to plant trees and bushes, but I am perfectly willing to let the nursery have the enjoyment of doing it. Why not let him have the satisfaction of doing a good job?

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    We all need a hobby Hj. What's yours?

    Personally, I cannot think of anything worse than moderating an internet forum. But each to their own.

    In the past I have actually paid plumbers to do work, and then told them to knock off early so I could finish the job.

    It must be the European "socialist" idealism in me...helping a stranger...enjoying the fruits of ones own labor...state-provided health care...

    I bought four access panels today. This seems a nice place to get them. http://www.accessdoorsdirect.com/

    That is the one thing I love most about America. There is no other country on this earth when you can say "Right I want an access panel for my drywall", go online and order it. You can buy anything here so easily.



    Last edited by Ian Gills; 08-06-2009 at 03:34 PM.

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