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Hanging drywall made easy with lift

$40 rental aims to ensure accuracy, worksite safety
Published on Sep 29, 2004

Q: We are putting up gypsum board for a ceiling in a storage shed that we are refurbishing. My husband uses his head along with his arms to hold up the board while he screws the sheet onto the ceiling. I suggested that he make a wooden T-brace to hold up the board. I try to help by holding up the board and keeping it in position. I am wondering if the weight of the board on the top of his head could cause some harm by breaking a blood vessel or other? He also cut the board in half so we could maneuver it more easily so he is working with half sheets. A: We always recommend that you use your head when doing any kind of construction project. But what we mean by that is to think the project through and plan it before you start. We don't mean using your head as a tool. Not that we haven't done it. Seriously, we don't think there is much danger of your husband breaking a blood vessel in his head while hanging Sheetrock. But we do know a better way to do it. Over the years, we've install...

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