How much does sheetrock weigh?


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Old 11-09-03, 09:01 PM
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How much does sheetrock weigh?

Well on some research I came across this fact for whoever was just sitting around wondering...How much does sheetrock weigh?

3/8"---1.4 lbs per square foot or 44.8lbs per 4x8 sheet

1/2"---1.8 lbs per square foot or 57.6lbs per 4x8 sheet

5/8"---2.3 lbs per square foot or 73.6lbs per 4x8 sheet

There you have it direct from the USG facts table.
 
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Old 11-10-03, 12:20 AM
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What ya bored Coops? How 'bout them Chiefs 9-0!!!!
 
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Old 11-10-03, 04:24 AM
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Think you're wrong Coops.....THOSE are the weights IF someone else is lifting it......IF I'm lifting it, I'm pretty sure it's at least twice that.....

Man, those guys that deliver it day after day are the ones that get me......I've have to take up some serious drinking if I did that for a living.
 
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Old 11-10-03, 07:55 AM
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You're right!! I used to work in colorado where everything is 5/8". Those guys would stock 350 4x12 sheets. They would carry them in the house bundled in 2 sheets. Thats about 220lbs., 110lbs a piece. I helped stock a house once and my arm almost fell off.

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Old 11-11-03, 06:12 AM
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You guys are right about the stockers, not a job I'd want, but two guys working as a team that know how to handle to rock can do it without killin each other. What'll really kill you is trying to stock rock with someone who doesn't know what he's doing. I worked for a local lumber yard a couple of winters ago, they had no one else with even a clue how to handle rock, luckily their prices were so high, that we never stocked any entire houses, mostly just small additions & remodels. Got to the point it was easier for me to deliver the rock myself, I could easily manage the 8' and 10' doubles, 12' I'd split the bundles. Then when I was finished delivering, I'd take the lllooonngg way back to the yard!
 
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Old 11-11-03, 07:08 AM
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It can be a real pain in the BACK carrying a sheet with someone who doesn't know how.
 
 

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