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getting plywood into crawl space

Posted by sn00terite (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 20, 07 at 19:27

I'm considering doing a seiemic retrofit for my house and I've been studying furiously on everything I need to do. I'm feeling very comfortable with the three steps require for the retrofitting but what I can't figure out is how to get the plywood pannels into the crawl space. My crawl space door is pretty standard sized and it's easy for a person to get into and out of the crawl space. However, it won't fit a full sized (4x8) pannel. I know the pannel will be cut to size to fit the cripple walls but some of them will be 4x8 because one of hte cripple walls is 4 foot high. Any suggestions?



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RE: getting plywood into crawl space

I can't think of any easy solution to your problem. It sounds like the only thing you can do apart from knocking out 4 ft of foundation blocks is rip up a floor in part of the house and drop the plywood through that. Sorry........

RE: getting plywood into crawl space

Several years ago one of my neighbors had a similar problem with drywall. He ended up removing the carpet in his Family Room, detaching and removing a section of subfloor and then lowering his drywall. Then reversed the process and restretched the carpet.

RE: getting plywood into crawl space

Thanks for the ideas. I think I'm going to take out part of a cripple wall move stuff through there.

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