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What are door and board carriers used for?

What are door and board carriers used for?

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Carrying large sheets of materials can be awkward without a board carrier or door carrier Door and board carriers can be used with sheet material of different sizes and weights, depending on their individual specifications and personal limitations.

Some board and door carriers grip the top or side edge of a sheet to pull, lift or carry it. Other carriers support a sheet from its bottom edge.

Carrying doors

Door carriers or board carriers can be used to lift and move large sheets of materials A common use for door and board carriers is for moving doors. Doors can be made from various materials, such as timber, MDF or heavy-duty steel. They range greatly in weight and size. You’ll need to check a carrier’s specification to ensure it is suitable for the size and weight of any doors you want to move.

Carrying plasterboard

Plasterboard or drywall panels can be carried with a door carrier or a board carrier Plasterboard is also known as wallboard, gypsum board or drywall (especially in the U.S.). These sheets are used on internal walls. They provide a final layer of material ready to be plastered or wallpapered over. Usually, they come in large sheets which will be easier to handle with a carrier.
Wonkee Donkee says "Traditionally plasterboard is 2.4 metres by 1.2 metres (8 feet by 4 feet), smaller plasterboard sizes are available for easier transportation.

Carrying wooden boards

Door carriers and board carriers can carry different sizes of wooden boards Wood-based manufactured sheets, such as MDF, particle board and plywood, are available in various dimensions. The thickness and weight of wood that an individual carrier can be used with will depend on its specifications.

Carrying panes of glass

Glass panes or panels can be carried with door carriers or board carriers Some door and board carriers can be used to make carrying large glass panels much easier. Often carriers will need to be used in pairs if they’re used to carry particularly heavy panes of glass.

Carrying sheet metal

Some board carriers or door carriers can carry sheet metal Sheet metal is used in vehicle construction, as well as in many other industries. As large sheeting can be heavy and awkward to carry, some door or board carriers can be used to make the task easier. The metal sheets will usually need to be degreased for a clamp-type carrier to grip them securely. Only one sheet can be carried at a time unless they’re secured together, or a base carrier – which provides support from below – is used.

Carrying heavy slabs

Some door or board carriers can be used to transport worktops For large slabs or sheets of heavy material, like concrete and granite, there are heavy-duty carriers which can be used. Slabs of material like granite are often used for worktops. Heavy-duty carriers are designed to be used in pairs, with two to four people carrying these heavy materials.

Removing panels from racks

board carries and door carriers can sometimes pull sheet horizontally to move them Clamp-type board carriers can be used to grip the side edge of sheets to pull them horizontally when removing them from racks or other resting positions.

Some less common uses for door or board carriers

Large sports mats can be heavy and difficult to grip, some board or door carriers can be used to grip and move them

Moving sports mats

The heavy duty matting used in some sports can be large, heavy, and difficult to move. Some of the clamp-type carriers can be used to grip the edge of a sports mat so it can be pulled along to move it.

Heavy bags of dog food or charcoal can be lifted easily with a board carrier

Carrying heavy bags

Some large bags containing relatively heavy materials, like charcoal or dry pet food, can be carried with some door or board carriers. These types of bag usually have a thin edge at the top which is difficult to hold by hand, but can be gripped by some clamping carriers.

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