Cutting and folding sheet rock

Old 01-05-19, 07:20 AM
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Cutting and folding sheet rock

I have to buy 6 pieces of 12 foot Sheetrock for a protect but it is raining and at least 3 foot will be sticking out the back of my van. With 30 miles round trip the sheet rock will be ruined.

Can I cut the back half of the sheet and leave the front uncut and bend the sheet in half so it will fit in the van. Then just straighten it back out when I put it on the wall?

i seem to remember doing something like this years ago to get large sheet down the basement. But it never hurts to check.

Any help appreciated.
Old 01-05-19, 08:31 AM
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I have done what you suggest, and while it worked OK for me, you still end up with a ridge in the sheet where it is cut because the two parts do not go back together perfectly. In my case it wasn't a big deal because it was behind a cabinet.

I would recommend just getting a tarp and cover the rock up tight. for the trip home.
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Tarping what sticks out was my first thought also.
Old 01-05-19, 11:13 AM
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Place two 2x4x12s under it and tarp it. It would never stay together from the truck to the house.

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