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That insulation story made me laugh. Back in the 80's I was working with my FIL building homes and were out in the middle of nowhere (new neighborhood) putting up signs and we saw a full sheet of insulation about 200 yards away (it was literally on the other side of the hwy) and it was so windy the insulation was flying in the wind. We laughed and said if it comes near us we're grabbing it. It took about 12 seconds for that thing to whip across the highway and literally slam flush into the sign we just put up. We just laughed and put it in the back of his truck.
Commercial generally requires vertical due to fire ratings but residential does not. If you're drywalling 9' walls then yes, buy 9' drywall and install vertical but for 8' walls you go horizontal
Nobody with a space 4' or less will put 2 pieces where they could just put one vertical. Even if they did it would mean less than 4' of additional taping. In no 3d universe does it "double the number of seams".In many places you can go vertical and not have a seam at all. Horizontal guaranties a seam on each surface. Your drawing assumes you are dealing with a perfect square.
This was not meant to hijack the thread but, for some reason pool players feel like they always have something smart to say. So since I am an idiot, I am just curious. Dry wall is made in 8', 10' and 12'. Now it is "widely" known that this is to accommodate various ceiling heights. If dry wall was meant to be hung horizontal then why don't they taper the short ends? In addition do you think that the 16" stud standard might have been to accommodate anything 4' wide or was that just some random number they came up with? I am dying to hear these responses from the professionals. You may do it differently in your state or city and I am sure there is no hard fast rule past commercial building but, what I can tell you is that a very, very large majority of drywall is hung vertically. And unfortunately in the 3D universe yes you do increase the seams when hung horizontally and I wont get into the simple math but, I am sure if you think about it a little you will figure that part out.Nobody with a space 4' or less will put 2 pieces where they could just put one vertical. Even if they did it would mean less than 4' of additional taping. In no 3d universe does it "double the number of seams".