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Leaving drywall outside (covered)


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   derek

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Posted July 11 2005 - 10:02 AM

I have 100 sheets of drywall sitting in my driveway from Home Depot. No way can I move all of that in till at least a week or two. If I cover it with tarp is it ok to keep outside for a bit? It may be a dumb question but I'm unsure if the summer heat/humidity could damage it? TIA.

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted July 11 2005 - 11:22 AM

Heat and humidity are not a problem. Water is however, so make sure you cover it well.

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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Jimi C

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Posted July 11 2005 - 01:58 PM

Is it on a skid or is it sitting right on the ground? If its not on a skid i would move it inside.
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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   David Noll

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Posted July 12 2005 - 06:52 AM

Although drywall is more stable than other building materials, after you bring it inside, let it adjust to your room for a couple of days before hanging it.

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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Leo Kerr

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Posted July 12 2005 - 06:55 AM

I'd second Jimi in making sure it wasn't directly on the ground. I don't know this to be a problem, but I'd be nervous about it.

Especially if we get anything from Dennis or Erin before you get it under cover. (I'm near Baltimore, and we got 3.5" from Cindy.)

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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   MarkLaf

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Posted July 13 2005 - 11:00 AM

As long as it is on blocks or dunnage as they call it. It can sit there for months covered I would use some 4 mil poly and then a blue tarp over that seeing as I deliver it ever day of my life and you will have no problems!!

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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Leo Kerr

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Posted July 13 2005 - 10:59 PM

plus, Home Depots all around my area have it in big stacks under their 'covered contractor loading areas' up on the disposable 'sheetrock pallets' (essentially, what, stacks of 5"x4'x.5" sheetrock scraps?)

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