I planned the drywall installation for my shop on Saturday. Several of my friends agreed to come over and help me hang it. Since I had no experience with it, this was a blessing. The night before, 30 sheets of 1/2 and 5/8 inch drywall were delivered by a local lumber supplier. My plan was to get up and start rolling tools out of the shop and, hopefully, have an area we could work in by 9:00am. I got finished just in the nick of time.
We managed to get 95% of the drywall hung, 60% of the tape and first coat of mud applied. I plan to finish the tape and first coat today (Sunday) and then I can start working out the small details on my electrical system while it dries. I’ve got two empty slots in my service panel (currently 2 20amp breakers for the shop) which I plan to replace with 60 amp breakers and run a big ole’ wire out to the shop. I’ve run the estimates and even with the extra load out in the shop, I should be well below my maximum usage for my service! Yay! The plan is for a small subpanel with several circuits. I’ll document more of the electrical phase later.
Overall, it was a nice cool day and we had a good time. I think we’re all a little tired and sore but it was worth it and I made sure to feed them well while they were there. Hopefully a couple will come back and visit my shop often after it’s all complete.
Here’s the first picture, a couple of folks are already in there setting up the drywall lift (don’t do a ceiling without one!).
We found out, the previous owner’s contractor, didn’t build the garage perfectly plumb. Here my ‘forman’ and his assistant are figuring out the best strategy for getting the ceiling installed.
Eventually, they figured it out and we got the first piece up, without a hitch.
We’re making good time now.
It’s nice to have several friends to help you out, when you need it. Yes, we have a girl woodworker in our group. Sorry, she’s married to the guy on the left.
We are well into the ‘fun’ part now. Tape and mud!
It’s time to tape and mud Mr. Henry. Put the hammer down!
This is Dick, the mastermind. Without him, I think we would still be hanging the panels! Thanks, Dick!