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Old 04-21-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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My buddy said he was on a job that got hundreds of 54" wide drywall sheets delivered. 5/8 8 & 10 ft sheets that are made to eliminate the need for a 12" rip when laying the sheets down on a 9' high walls.


pretty trick, but i couldn't get them in my truck, i'd have to have every job delivered.... anybody seen or work these yet?
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:23 PM   #2
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Yea... for the last fifteen years or so.

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yeah they are neat, but they have to be a special order.
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yeah they are neat, but they have to be a special order.
Not here, they even sell it
in the big boxes.
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Welcome to the 2000's.

Really you have to special order 54"'s
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Wait til the delivery truck shows up, they can't stack them 2 wide either, too wide for the road
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It would not be cost effective for one house. Unless your supplier happend to have some left over from another job. You have to order it by the train car load to make it worth it. Like bidding large projects. Also custom lengths too.
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It would not be cost effective for one house. Unless your supplier happend to have some left over from another job. You have to order it by the train car load to make it worth it. Like bidding large projects. Also custom lengths too.
V-Line and Indpls Drywall have
tons of it in their warehouses
all of the time.
Lowes and Menards stock it.
Nothing special about the order,
just call it in.
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How could the Birthplace of The King Of Cool have these in stock and the Nations capitol its special order?
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How could the Birthplace of The King Of Cool have these in stock and the Nations capitol its special order?
What can I say,
McQueen still has pull.
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What can I say,
McQueen still has pull.

That I can believe.

I just find that so odd With all the building happening here
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We can get custom width and length with about a week lead time, for quantities of a lift or more. The plant is 35 miles away.
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Funny, except for during the shortages around '99, have always gotten 54 in 12, 14 & 16 (1/2") delivered, no problem. All decent suppliers carry in three lengths and even got 54" 12' on a nine-plex last summer but did have to order ahead of time. Typically we pay .05-.07 extra for 54".
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Yea... for the last fifteen years or so.
LMAO

54'' beats the ][-][ell outta hanging it 3-4-2
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You literally trip over the 54's around here, every one has them in stock.
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You literally trip over the 54's around here, every one has them in stock.
Must be a Middle Coast thing.
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Probably has to do with the Mississippi river or something.
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Well, guess I was wrong. In my 35yrs of this Iv'e hung odd size board only a few times. And nobody carries it around here in my area that I know of. The suppliers seem to only carry what sells the most. Although back in the 80's we hung alot of 49''on 8'-2'' ceilings on single family homes. They wanted it on the bottom sheets only, that sucked!
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Well, guess I was wrong. In my 35yrs of this Iv'e hung odd size board only a few times. And nobody carries it around here in my area that I know of. The suppliers seem to only carry what sells the most. Although back in the 80's we hung alot of 49''on 8'-2'' ceilings on single family homes. They wanted it on the bottom sheets only, that sucked!

But they have the chinese stuff!
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Hey I'm a Commercial contractor remember!
We just standup some 9 footers! we do drywall like our wimmin' stagger and screw em!

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