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Weight of sheetrock?


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10-01-05, 09:39 AM   #1  
Weight of sheetrock?

How much does a standard sheet of 1/2" thick 12 foot long 4 foot wide sheetrock weigh?

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10-01-05, 10:20 AM   #2  
!/2" X 4' X 12' sheet of standard sheetrock weighs approx 100 pounds. Good luck with your project and your friends.

 
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10-01-05, 06:52 PM   #3  
So 20 sheets would weigh around 2000 pounds....
that must be why my 1/2 ton truck rode so low...

 
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10-01-05, 06:55 PM   #4  
When your friends find out the weight, they may stay low too. Good luck.

 
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10-02-05, 10:16 AM   #5  
You now know why most professional drywall hangers retire by age 30 and become finishers or go to another line of work.

 
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10-04-05, 05:33 PM   #6  
I hung 4 sheets of this 12 foot stuff on my basement ceiling this weekend....sigh...

My ceiling is 8' 3" ...so I bought a 8 foot ladder...and with 3 people set the sheet on the ladder...then took a 8 foot 2X4 and slid it between the ladder and the sheetrock. with the guys on the end I was able to spin the 2X4 under the sheetrock and take most of the sag out of it.
I probably drove 3 times as many screws as necessary..but its up...
I recomend to anyone thinking of hanging their own drywall to stick with 8 foot sheets...the 12 footers are too much to handle without a lift.
Of course..you can be like me..buy 12 footers to save a few seams...and spend all day hanging 4 sheets.

 
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10-04-05, 06:21 PM   #7  
You will appreciate the 12' sheets when you finish, also when everything is done and you're relaxing and look at the ceiling and know you did the best job possible

 
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