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bkeech 04-19-2009 07:31 AM

Whats the longest sheet of drywall you have gotten thru egress window?
I'm ready to drywall my basement and trying picture how I am going to get the drywall down there. My egress windows are 3' feet high, by 4' feet wide, plus a few inches when you take the window out. I am just not sure how much drywall bends or is forgivable while trying to get it past the window well.

I would love to get some long drywall sheets down there if possible.


Thurman 04-19-2009 08:29 AM

You state that you're windows are 3' high by 4 ' wide. Is the framing or the actual window opening? Measuring on a diagnol, what is the actual window opening? IF it's 48"+ then you may be able to pass a sheet of 48" sheetrock through the window by tilting it on a diagnol. IF so then you may be able to use 12 foot lengts of sheetrock.

RippySkippy 04-20-2009 10:02 AM

16' -- but that was more of a daylight basement window. How far away is the ground from the window area and is it higher than the window? You can have a huge window and if the ground if higher than the top of the window, you'll be taking in scrap sized pieces...

bjbatlanta 04-21-2009 02:49 PM

14' is the longest available I'm aware of. If you can tilt it so the 48" makes it through the hole, it will bend/bow to some extent without breaking. How much depends on how "crisp" the drywall itself is...

bkeech 04-22-2009 05:53 PM

The ground and the top of the window are about the same level. The window well is a little taller then the ground and window.

bkeech 04-22-2009 06:19 PM

The window is 62' Diagonally.

Here are some picture. I was wondering about sliding them in flat at the top part of the window and window well.

RippySkippy 04-23-2009 07:59 AM

IF you can get both windows out of the frame, you're limited by the width of the opening....since the ground and surround is higher than the window.

Ron6519 04-23-2009 09:31 AM

You'll be lucky if you get 8' in that window, undamaged. Try the basement stairs.

bkeech 04-23-2009 03:53 PM

The whole window(both sides) do come out.

RippySkippy 04-23-2009 04:02 PM

What's the width of the opening with out windows?

bjbatlanta 04-23-2009 04:06 PM

If it's 4' wide with both windows out, you can likely slide the board in nearly flat. You would be limited by what's in the way in the room behind where you're sliding the rock in. It won't be easy and the more help, the better to support the board and keep it from breaking in the middle....

bkeech 02-05-2010 09:24 AM

I was able to get 12' in thru the window.

Ron6519 02-05-2010 10:32 AM


Originally Posted by bkeech (Post 395157)
I was able to get 12' in thru the window.

But you started last April.:laughing:

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