Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-19-2009, 07:31 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Normal, IL
Posts: 118
Share |
Question

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.

bryan

bkeech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 08:29 AM   #2
Household Handyman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Albany, Ga.
Posts: 2,270
Default

Whats the longest sheet of drywall you have gotten thru egress window?


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.

Thurman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 10:02 AM   #3
Member
 
RippySkippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 1,233
Default

Whats the longest sheet of drywall you have gotten thru egress window?


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...
__________________
when it comes to breakfast, the chicken is dedicated, the pig is committed.
LMASD
RippySkippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 02:49 PM   #4
Drywall contractor
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posts: 2,094
Default

Whats the longest sheet of drywall you have gotten thru egress window?


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...
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a soldier. Support our troops.
bjbatlanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 05:53 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Normal, IL
Posts: 118
Default

Whats the longest sheet of drywall you have gotten thru egress window?


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 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 06:19 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Normal, IL
Posts: 118
Default

Whats the longest sheet of drywall you have gotten thru egress window?


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.

bkeech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2009, 07:59 AM   #7
Member
 
RippySkippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 1,233
Default

Whats the longest sheet of drywall you have gotten thru egress window?


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.
__________________
when it comes to breakfast, the chicken is dedicated, the pig is committed.
LMASD
RippySkippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2009, 09:31 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Default

Whats the longest sheet of drywall you have gotten thru egress window?


You'll be lucky if you get 8' in that window, undamaged. Try the basement stairs.
Ron
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2009, 03:53 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Normal, IL
Posts: 118
Default

Whats the longest sheet of drywall you have gotten thru egress window?


The whole window(both sides) do come out.
bkeech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2009, 04:02 PM   #10
Member
 
RippySkippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 1,233
Default

Whats the longest sheet of drywall you have gotten thru egress window?


What's the width of the opening with out windows?
__________________
when it comes to breakfast, the chicken is dedicated, the pig is committed.
LMASD
RippySkippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2009, 04:06 PM   #11
Drywall contractor
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posts: 2,094
Default

Whats the longest sheet of drywall you have gotten thru egress window?


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....
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a soldier. Support our troops.
bjbatlanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2010, 09:24 AM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Normal, IL
Posts: 118
Default

Whats the longest sheet of drywall you have gotten thru egress window?


I was able to get 12' in thru the window.
bkeech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2010, 10:32 AM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Default

Whats the longest sheet of drywall you have gotten thru egress window?


Quote:
Originally Posted by bkeech View Post
I was able to get 12' in thru the window.
But you started last April.
Ron

Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Egress window dimensions ClnlBrahm Building & Construction 28 12-22-2010 12:23 AM
Replace old window with smaller window Suncrest79 Building & Construction 3 04-15-2009 08:39 PM
Keeping Egress Window Code Compliant ClnlBrahm Building & Construction 2 09-11-2008 10:00 PM
DIY Egress window in basement? ClnlBrahm Building & Construction 5 09-03-2008 11:15 AM
Egress Window Questions? cibula11 Building & Construction 12 03-15-2007 12:24 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.