How Much Does a Sheet of Drywall Weigh in Quantity
For anyone who has ever worked with drywall, the weight of many sheets of gypsum can indeed
turn the material into a workload. Therefore the aspect of weight should be factored-in before entering into
any drywall or remodeling project.
Smaller patch jobs require only cuts, normally, but even room remodels
take enough footage that add up quickly. For situations of continuous
loading of multiple sheets, and even for the installer transporting with a panel
handle the chore becomes a point of focus – and unwanted deformities like
press marks can result.
Most panel handlers carry up to 2 sheets maximum
of 4 x 8 drywall due to the hook shape, at 100 lbs plus per carry, complicating the
task of finishing, and cause for repair if there is damage such as crushed surfaces or
torn paper from the carrying.
The message here is that the weight of drywall
compounding can act upon itself in a variety of ways. A lift of quantity drywall,
properly unsupported, can affect the whole stack since lying flat relies on the
fact of a level support base.
For the sliding on and off of drywall one of the best methods is the flatbed,
to manage both the 50 pounds plus bulk without obstructing side panels.
But even most pickups prove indispensable as a tool. Certainly the ¾ ton
can handle a weighty load. Optimally, if the target destination rests above ground level,
the automated material handler is preferred but not always a realistic
prospect; considering an up to 1,770 pound lift for ½ “, 4 x 8 sheets,
the 1,925 lbs for 5/8” 4 x 8 sheets and even greater tonnage for 12’ lengths
that must weigh in at a new resting place.
To say the most, when moving these heavy pieces always remember to take
any and all safety precautions when handling, whose force can act upon the body
including on your back.