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[Cob] lifting vigasAmanda Peck ap615 at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 26 21:06:14 PDT 2005
Not quite sure where to tell you to look for them, or what they're called, but there are some rope, pulley, and pole affairs that might do that, putting one end up at a time. But while it sounds like it could be gorgeous, is your building engineered for it? How are you supporting the ridge beam? (if you're doing rafters meeting along a ridge, sometimes they use 1x[whatever] lumber. And I do know that that isn't the same as a ridge BEAM) If you've any qualms about it, how about using it as a support in the most visible end? ............................ Judith Williams asks: Does anyone have any suggestions for how to lift a huge viga? It will be my ridge beam and must weigh at least 1000 lbs, diameter of about 24" at the wide end. A beautiful thing to behold, very old and twisted. I know about the method of laying 2 vigas as a ramp and pulling the big one up with ropes but it is not absolutely cyilindrical and probably would not roll. At this point we are considering hiring a backhoe to lift it with chains. We are definitely open to suggestions. Thanks. _______________________________________________ Coblist mailing list Coblist at deatech.com http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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