Store sheetrock on edge?

When I bought lumber and sheetrock, I put some of the lumber down on the garage floor and laid the sheetrock flat on top of it. Now I want to get at the lumber to make the partition wall in the basement where the sheetrock is to be installed, but I want to avoid double handling as far as possible.
Would it be OK to lean the sheetrock against an existing wall for a day or two while I build the new wall, or will the sheetrock acquire too much of a bend (and even weaken?) in that time?
MB
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Minnie Bannister wrote:

You should be fine leaning it against the wall. If you keep the paper tape on the ends, you'll be in even better shape.
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Leaving it standing a day or two won't matter unless it's very damp, then it might start to take a set but you really shouldn't store it in conditions that damp anyway. I wouldn't hesitate to stand it for a while, I just finished rocking my kitchen and the rock was standing up for about 2 weeks with no problems at all. Trying to stand it as vertically as you can will help minimize bending,but this really shouldn't be a problem no matter what.
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If it will be there awhile or you are concerned, just lean some boards against the wall and then the sheetrock against that.
Harry k
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On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 16:34:19 -0400, Minnie Bannister

Sheetrock, like plywood, is best stored flat on the floor. But a day or two should do no harm.
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On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 16:34:19 -0400, Minnie Bannister

A day or two always ends up being a month or two, or several years. Your mother-in-law will suddenly develop a case of arthritis, along with hemerroids, and you will be visiting her all of your spare time for the next 3 years or more. By then, your sheetrock will look like the hump in the middle of the golden gate bridge.
Only stand it on edge for a few days, and mail yourself a note to remind you to lay it flat again if it is still standing when the letter arrives in the mail.
PS. I wish your mother-in-law lots of luck. Those hemerroids can be a real pain in the ass. :)
Mark
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If you hump in the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge, wouldn't you get run over?
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On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 10:31:42 GMT, "Red Neckerson"

Only if you were erect !!!
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For a day or two, OK. Keep it as straight as possible to avoid bending. A week or so, you may have serious problems.
FWIW, I had a cutoff piece standing upright for a few weeks. It bent over two feet at the top in a nice gentle curve that would never straighten. Ed
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Three feet in front of me(behind my desk) are three pieces of sheetrock. Two are 12 footers and one 8 footer. They have been there for almost a year. About 2 weeks ago, I pulled out one sheet to hang it as the last board in an extended remodeling project. It was slightly wavy but showed no problems when we hung it.
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While I know it isn't the best thing to do, I often have no practical choice but to store any leftover sheetrock on edge. I have had sheets stored that way for a year or two and never had enough of a bend to be a problem. I may just be lucky. It would be nice to have enough room to do more of these things the right way.
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