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Old 09-15-2013, 09:10 PM   #21
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Re: Not Strong Enough


I am 230lbs short stocky and pretty solid, I sling around 4x12x5/8 pretty easy, but I work with a 53 yo guy who is skinny as a rail and has no problem doing the same thing. He says its all about technique for him. sure carrying them up steps is hard for him but you just need to learn to get it done.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:58 PM   #22
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I've found that the better you are with angling your body and spacial relations, the easier drywall is. It's when you don't have the load centered on the "weight" hang and you really start working your lower back and abs that it gets tough.

So yeah, do what these guys said, eat right, stretch early and often, keep your load balanced and if it feels wrong it probably is, adjust your stance. A single sheet of 1/2 should be virtually effortless once you've got your style down.

Also, your first post reminded me of one of my favorite Deep Thoughts with Jack Handy.
"It takes a big man to cry. It takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man."
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If you can learn things , you can learn drywall, but its not for everyone...its a little strength, and a lot of technique . we had a guy on our crew 150 lbs 5'6" and he could move board...hang etc...so it can be done..but its also in your mind...that you have to control and conquer
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Good news I've put on ten pounds since I started and the same belt size. That's all muscle. We've only done two drywall jobs in the last two months so it's hard to focus on technique.
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Keep at it
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:05 PM   #26
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I think the biggest thing with board is not that its that heavy especially 1/2'' but its awkward to carry.
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I've hung thousands of boards...............It's all in the balance and technique.

You will figure it out eventually.
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If you are new to drywall then get out while you can.
It is a thankless brutal job that wears you out and leaves you in the gutter.

Go to school.
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If you are new to drywall then get out while you can. It is a thankless brutal job that wears you out and leaves you in the gutter. Go to school.
That's well said .
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That sounds like a lot of things but I'm sure it's good advice. I'm sort of stuck with this lot in life for now just wanted to make the most of it.
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That sounds like a lot of things but I'm sure it's good advice. I'm sort of stuck with this lot in life for now just wanted to make the most of it.
So am I, and I'm only 61.
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If you are new to drywall then get out while you can.
It is a thankless brutal job that wears you out and leaves you in the gutter.

Go to school.
That should be a sticky on CT.

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