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Old 09-20-2014, 11:43 AM   #1
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Getting sheetrock boards up to 3rd floor condo


I have a small (535 square feet) one-bedroom condo which is unfortunately on the 3rd floor.

I'm going to be getting a new ceiling in all the rooms (except bathroom).

The sheetrock boards are 4 feet by 8 feet. While we might be able to get them up via the tight staircase, I was wondering whether I could tie a sheetrock board to a rope or something and pull it up to my roof deck from the ground outside the building.

I'm thinking this might be easier then using the staircase which has some sharp turns.

If I used this method then I would have to be careful not to damage the vinyl siding on the side of the building.

I was wondering whether anyone has ever used this method and if so, what did you use? Bungee cord?

Below is a photo of my roof deck taken from the ground level.

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Get it delivered by a drywall supply co. they can boom it up
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Scott has the right answer.You can't tie a rope around it and pull it up.It will tear the hell out of the sheetrock.
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Often times a window is removed and the boom truck can load it right through the window.
Any real sheetrock company I've dealt with even sends a crew to do all the work of unloading it off of the boom and placing in the room.
A whole lot less seams to deal if you can use 12' pieces not 8's.
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The past few years If I place a big drywall order with a small lumber yard they will sub it out to a big supply house. its not worth their time
How many sheets are you talking
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We went through a local supply house and there was no additional charge for the boom...actually it was pretty cool how they did it but they wouldn't let me drive

They also beat the big box on price significantly.
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Now your learning.Good luck with the project.Keep us updated.
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Going to rent a drywall lift, right?
Makes it a whole lot easier.
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Hi Folks,

As always, I'm really grateful for all your feedback.

Something occurred to me. We recently had the building's main roof replaced.

Tomorrow the same roofer comes to remove the deck you see in the photo and replace the rubber roof underneath it, then later build a whole new deck for my neighbor and I.

I'm not 100% sure but I seem to recall that when the roofer rebuilt the main roof his crew had a horizontal ladder that could go up. But maybe that's just my memory playing tricks with me.

I'm going to watching the roofer very closely in case he has something that I could use to get the sheetrock up.

Otherwise, I will have to carefully weigh all your interesting suggestions and see what I can do.

I really appreciate the feedback.
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We went through a local supply house and there was no additional charge for the boom...actually it was pretty cool how they did it but they wouldn't let me drive

They also beat the big box on price significantly.
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