Drywall ceiling

Now that the resilient channels are installed there is little holding us back from putting up the drywall on the ceiling. Except that this kind of work has a bad reputation. Maybe it’s because few people like to lift and hold 5/8 inch Type X drywall sheets all day long.

Well, there is a solution called a drywall lift. I went to our local equipment rental place not far from where we live and was able to rent one for a reasonable price.

Once we figured out how the thing works, I very quickly began to love this piece of equipment. With the lift, one person could do the ceiling job, as long as that person is OK placing the sheets on the lift. If you asked me, it was worth the investment.

It gets even better. Not only did I have Cathy’s help but that of our friends Scott and Carlos. Together we were able to quickly make a real dent in our task list.

It is really interesting how the drywall begins to transform the space in the basement. This has been a very dark place for the past year we have been working down here. It got a little lighter since we put the insulation in. But the drywall got us to a whole new light level. I sort of have to get used to it.

About Marcus de la fleur

Marcus is a Registered Landscape Architect with a horticultural degree from the School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield, UK. He developed a landscape based sustainable pilot project at 168 Elm Ave. in 2002, and has expanded his skill set to building science. Starting in 2009, Marcus applied the newly acquired expertise to the deep energy retrofit of his 100+ year old home in Chicago.

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