1st floor drywall ceiling

I am itching to get some drywall up! It is the one task where at the end of the day, you can revel in the progress you made – because the progress is so visible.

There were a lot of preparations edging us bit by bit towards the drywall. There was the drop ceiling installation to accommodate the duct work for the mechanical ventilation. In the rooms that had no duct work, we installed the furring channels with sound clips. And last but not least, the electrical installation (see numerous posts from April through June 2012).

As usual, we started with the ceiling – and again rented a drywall lift. That piece of equipment is worth every penny you spent on it. Ever lifted a four-by-ten drywall sheet? With the lift you don’t have to care about the weight, not even with a 5/8 inch sheet!

Unlike the basement, on the first floor, with our ten foot ceilings, even I needed a small step ladder to reach that high. I am telling you, this is a house for tall people! And, as you can see, I had again the excellent assistance of our friend Drew. He made sure we were moving along really good!

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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