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Subject: The Weight of Sheetrock and/or Drywall
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: slimbranicus-ga
List Price: $45.00
Posted: 11 Jul 2005 16:19 PDT
Expires: 10 Aug 2005 16:19 PDT
Question ID: 542363
I recently purchased a panel of United States Gypsum Company ("USG")
sheet rock (a/k/a "drywall").  The panel is 4ft x 8ft and 5/8 in.
thick.  The sheet is also "water resistant."  I've been told that a
"water resistant" panel weighs more than a standard drywall panel of
the same size/thickness that is not water resistant.  However, I think
both types of panels weigh approximately 70 pounds (i.e., there is no
weight difference).  So long story short, I need to know how much one
sheet of water resistant USG drywall weighs and how much one sheet of
standard USG drywall weighs.  Please advise!!  Thanks much.
Answer  
Subject: Re: The Weight of Sheetrock and/or Drywall
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 11 Jul 2005 18:03 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hello Slimbranicus,


Each type of USG Sheetrock  panel has a different weight.



From the USG website:



USG SHEETROCK Brand Gypsum Panels   

70.4 pounds

Source: 

?USG SHEETROCK Brand Gypsum Panels are the original, most widely used
gypsum panels on the market?

SHEETROCK® Brand Gypsum Panels are available in 1/4" (6.3 mm), 3/8"
(9.5), 1/2" (12.7 mm) and 5/8" (15.9 mm ) thicknesses, 4"(1,218 mm)
wide and available in 8´?14´ (2,438-4,267 mm) lengths. 1/2" thickness
also available in 54" (1,371 mm) width.
http://www.usg.com/navigate.do?resource=/USG_Marketing_Content/usg.com/web_files/products/prod_details/SHEETROCK_Brand_Gypsum_Panels.htm

According to the Submittal Sheet the weight of the 5/8 thickness is 2.2 lbs/sf.

Therefore the   8 X 4  panel (32 square feet) weighs 70.4 pounds (32*2.2).

http://www.usg.com/USG_Marketing_Content/usg.com/web_files/Documents/Prod_Data_and_Submittal_Sheets/ShtrkGypsum_Panels_Data_Sheet_WB1473.pdf


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SHEETROCK® Brand HUMITEK® Gypsum Panels

76.8 pounds

Source: 

?Quality moisture and mold resistant interior wall and ceiling panels
for use in areas subject to incidental moisture.?

http://www.usg.com/navigate.do?resource=/USG_Marketing_Content/usg.com/web_files/products/prod_details/SHEETROCK_Brand_HUMITEK_Gypsum_Panels.htm

Size and Weight

Panels are 1/2_ (12.7 mm) or 5/8_ (15.9 mm) thick x 4_ (1218 mm) wide
and available in 8_-12_ (2438-4267 mm) lengths.

The weight of the  5/8 thickness is  2.4 lb/ft2

Therefore the 8 X 4  panel ( 32 square feet) weighs 76.8 pounds (32*2.4).

http://www.usg.com/USG_Marketing_Content/usg.com/web_files/Documents/Prod_Data_and_Submittal_Sheets/ShtrkHmtkGypsum_Panels-Submittal_Sheet_WB2327.pdf


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SHEETROCK® Brand Water-Resistant Gypsum Panels 

The Firecode panel: 68.75 pounds  

The Firecode C type panel: 75 pounds  

Source:

SHEETROCK® Brand Water-Resistant Gypsum Panels are 1/2" (12.7 mm)
thick, 4´ (1,219 mm) wide and available in 8´-14´ (2,438-4,267 mm)
lengths.
http://www.usg.com/navigate.do?resource=/USG_Marketing_Content/usg.com/web_files/products/prod_details/SHEETROCK_Brand_Water-Resistant_Gypsum_Panels.htm

According to the Submittal Sheet, there are two types of SHEETROCK
Brand Water-Resistant Gypsum Panels that are available in 5/8
thickness; Firecode and Firecode-C.

The weight of the Firecode type is 2200 lbs./1000 sq. ft..

The weight of the Firecode-C type is 2400lbs./1000 sq. ft.

Using the above data:

The Firecode type panel weighs 68.75 pounds  (2200/32).

The Firecode C type panel weighs  75 pounds  (2400/32).


http://www.usg.com/USG_Marketing_Content/usg.com/web_files/Documents/Prod_Data_and_Submittal_Sheets/ShtrkWRGypsum_Panels-Submittal_Sheet_WB634.pdf



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Search terms used: 
site:www.usg.com sheetrock


I hope this helps!

Best regards,
Bobbie7

Request for Answer Clarification by slimbranicus-ga on 12 Jul 2005 09:00 PDT
Thanks much Bobbie.  So at the end of the day, the standard USG
sheetrock is 70.4 pounds and the Firecode Water treated is 68.75,
i.e., the standard sheet rock is heavier that the water treated.  If
you're right, you just saved me a bunch of money.  I am most grateful.

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 12 Jul 2005 09:18 PDT
Slimbranicus,

The Standard Sheetrock (70.4 lbs.) is heavier than the Firecode Water
Resistant panel (68.75 lbs.) ; however it is lighter than the Firecode
C Water Resistant panel  (75 lbs.).  So it really depends on which
water resistant panel we're talking about.

USG SHEETROCK Brand Gypsum Panels   
70.4 pounds


SHEETROCK® Brand Water-Resistant Gypsum Panels 
The Firecode panel: 68.75 pounds  
The Firecode C type panel: 75 pounds 

I hope this helps!

Best regards,
Bobbie7

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 23 Feb 2006 14:39 PST
Dear Slimbranicus,

I'm writing you here because you closed the 106 KMEL question that I
was working on with you and I have an important update.
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=448841


I just wanted to let you know that I sent another email to the
Programming Director of 106 KMEL and she kindly replied that the song
18 Dummy isn't out yet.

The good news is that you'll hear it tonight if you listen from 6-8pm.

Please let me know if this is the song you were looking for.

Thank you,
Bobbie7

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 23 Feb 2006 17:41 PST
Dear Slimbranicus,

Thank you for letting me know that you found the correct name of the song.

That was was very nice of you.

Sincerely, 
Bobbie7
slimbranicus-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00

Comments  
Subject: Re: The Weight of Sheetrock and/or Drywall
From: bobbie7-ga on 12 Jul 2005 10:17 PDT
 
Thank you very much for the five star rating and nice tip!
--Bobbie7
Subject: Re: The Weight of Sheetrock and/or Drywall
From: bobbie7-ga on 23 Feb 2006 14:39 PST
 
Dear Slimbranicus,

I'm writing you here because you closed the 106 KMEL question that I
was working on with you and I have an important update.
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=448841


I just wanted to let you know that I sent another email to the
Programming Director of 106 KMEL and she kindly replied that the song
18 Dummy isn't out yet.

The good news is that you'll hear it tonight if you listen from 6-8pm.

Please let me know if this is the song you were looking for.

Thank you,
Bobbie7
Subject: ATTENTION BOBBIE7
From: slimbranicus-ga on 23 Feb 2006 17:31 PST
 
Attention Bobbie7:

Please see the note below which I sent to Google Answers today.

________________________________________
From: Sean 
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 2:00 PM
To: answers-support@google.com
Cc: 'Sean Carter'; 'Montesinos, Miriam'; AndreaFJones@sbcglobal.net
Subject: Cancelled Google Answers Question

Today, I posted a question on Google Answers in which I sought
artist/title information regarding a new rap song.  I received a
prompt response from Bobbie7.  Unfortunately, Bobbie?s answer was not
correct.  She thought the song was performed by The Federation.  After
receiving Bobbie?s response, I did additional research on my own and
learned that the song was ?U C IT? by J. Valentine.  I then cancelled
my question.  Unfortunately, after canceling the question, I had no
way to communicate with Bobbie (i.e., I wanted to thank her and let
her know the correct answer).  Can this email be forwarded to Bobbie
so she knows what happened to my request?  I don?t want to pay the $50
I originally posted but I?d be willing to tip her for her response.

Please advise.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best Regards,
Subject: Re: The Weight of Sheetrock and/or Drywall
From: bobbie7-ga on 23 Feb 2006 17:41 PST
 
Dear Slimbranicus,

Thank you for letting me know that you found the correct name of the song.

That was was very nice of you.

Sincerely, 
Bobbie7
Subject: Thanks Bobbie7
From: slimbranicus-ga on 23 Feb 2006 17:52 PST
 
fyi.  But for this youngster's site, I don't think I'd ever find this song. ;-)


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