Done! Never again will I work with 4’x12’ 5/8” sheets solo. It looked so easy on YouTube videos and such. Having never installed drywall before, I didn’t know what to expect. It’s too difficult to move and fine tune final position being on a drywall lift. Btw, those drywall lifts are “rickety”. These long sheets bow badly when it comes time to use my drywall screw gun. Oh…another BTW… I purchased 1,000 screws of 1 5/8”. I think I used 70-80% of those screws. I could not imagine doing all that with a regular screw gun…drywall screw gun is the way to go (luckily, picked one up at an auction for $5).
I was naive. Did not occur to me that I would have to take down the garage rails & motor as well. That was fun (not!). Measuring the cut out holes was a chore too…always off by 1/2” or so here and there. Thought about getting the spiral bit drywall cutter tool but naw.
I should say I am 98% done. Time was running out on the HD rented drywall lift. There is one overlap I have to knock down but I can hit that with a ladder later on. Next up… re-install the lighting. Eventually mud & tape. Do I paint? I can see myself going that route. Maybe high gloss white to reflect lighting.
-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"