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casnj 03-30-2012 09:56 PM

Cutting Subfloor of basement landing to get 12ft sheets of drywall down
 
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suppose your basement landing is contructed as below. I have about 3 feet of height from the middle landing to the basement ceiling. I need another foot or so to pass the 12 foot drywall through. Would it be damaging to cut out some of the subfloor from this landing? How would you fix the cut out subfloor?

oh'mike 03-30-2012 10:08 PM

Go for it---I've done worse---removed all the treads from a staircase one time to bring in a cabinet.

To rebuild the landing--sister in a 2x4 onto the joists and replace the subfloor that you removed.

lowvolter 03-31-2012 09:13 AM

Are there no windows you could take out to get the sheets in? We have vinyl windows, and I just unscrewed them...brought in my sheets, resealed and rescrewed.

casnj 03-31-2012 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by lowvolter (Post 888951)
Are there no windows you could take out to get the sheets in? We have vinyl windows, and I just unscrewed them...brought in my sheets, resealed and rescrewed.

unfortunately the windows in the basement are those short ones

princelake 03-31-2012 09:29 AM

i personally would just use 10ft or 8ft sheets and have a couple extra butts to skim out, watch you'll get that 12fter down the stairs go to put it up and SNAP! you now have 2 6fters and a nasty butt joint to mud!

lowvolter 03-31-2012 10:11 AM

it appears to me (although I could be wrong) that length is not the issue...it's the 4' width that is creating this dillemma

casnj 04-02-2012 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by lowvolter (Post 888997)
it appears to me (although I could be wrong) that length is not the issue...it's the 4' width that is creating this dillemma


its a combination of both getting them to the basement


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