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Old 02-19-2010, 06:23 PM   #1
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can 2 kids carry 5 12ft 5/8's sheets at one time?


i heard this kid bragging in my shop class that he and his friend had to carry 50 5/8's 4x12 sheets of dry wall up two flights of stairs carrying 5 at a time is this possible or are they full of ****?

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Each sheet weighs ~105 lbs
Do the math
Define "kids"
I've seen "kids" that can bench press 300+ lbs

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Not a chance.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:32 PM   #4
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i heard this kid bragging in my shop class that he and his friend had to carry 50 5/8's 4x12 sheets of dry wall up two flights of stairs carrying 5 at a time is this possible or are they full of ****?

Man, kids sure are wimpy compared to when I was a kid. Only 5 sheets at a time.

wimps.

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One sheet 4x12x5/8 weighs 105 lbs. 5 sheets=525 lbs.

Just a little less than the weight of a large cabinet saw. Must have been BIG boys.
You're a teacher and you know that teenage boys never exaggerate or brag--must have been true!!
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If they are under 16? And don't even need a work permit? Use them or send them to me. I will give them a bowl of rice each day and let them haul all sorts of heavy stuff. Children have no rights of their own in the US and the sooner we catch on to this the faster we will catch up with the Chinese, or US protectorates WalMart uses to mark things as made in America.
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We need to first decipher the code ****. My CIA sources tell me this particular code may be fecal matter or anabolic steroids. Do the young skulls full of mush have severe acne and 20" arms? Or a strange odor?

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I've been carrying drywall for a long time and those 50 sheets would be easy to do.
Cut them in half and make 2 trips per sheet... LoL
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I've been carrying drywall for a long time and those 50 sheets would be easy to do.
Cut them in half and make 2 trips per sheet... LoL
Cut them in half which direction? I hate incomplete advice given on this site. And what would you suggest caring teens use to keep the cuts square?

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Width wise, of course. Across the four foot. Easier to make the corners.



Even professional Board handlers only do max 2 at a time of 5/8's by 12 ft up stairs.
Not a chance of that happening without a boom truck available. IMHO.
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Yeah I agree with everyone else, I very much doubt it. Kids like to exaggerate and brag about things they wish they could do.
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I was thinking about this yesterday as my wife and I hauled 12 1/2" 8x4 rock into our house yesterday. we loaded them in 2's into the truck, unloaded them and carried them through the house and down to the basement. My wife is pretty strong, and I am no Hulk, so we were fine, but 4 sheets of 1/2" 4x8 was a pain. Can't fathom 5 of 5/8" 12 footers. Impossible? no. Tough and unlikely, absolutely. They only way is to put their money where their mouth is. I'd wager a 50 just to see if they could do it.

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