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[Cob] lifting vigas (JUDITH WILLIAMSBill&Julie wkbjkb3 at mn.rr.com
Wed Sep 28 17:46:35 PDT 2005
Hello All,,, OK,,,, Here Is " A " suggestion. ( I love Brain-storming ) This would be done at the onset of construction. Lay the beams on the ground right below where they will end up. Build the stem and cob wall around the beam, but not over it. ( each course would only be 1 or 2 feet ) As the wall and support pilasters harden enough to support weight, use them to lift the beams. Once the beam is jacked to a higher level, then fill in the wall underneath. After that is hard enough to take the weight of the beam, release the jacks/ levers/ whatever. And continue on with the surrounding walls and pilasters. This way the wall GROWS under the beam, and the beam only has to be lifted a foot or two feet at a time. I could see myself doing this by myself. Although it would not be smart with no-one around to laugh , or go for help... *¿~ bill ----- Original Message ----- From: "Amanda Peck" <ap615 at hotmail.com> To: <coblist at deatech.com> Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 6:02 PM Subject: RE: [Cob] lifting vigas (JUDITH WILLIAMS > > > Very glad that an experienced person has looked at it and declared it OK. > Uprights should do it.. > > By the way, Gin Poles were what I was thinking of--I don't think I quite > understand them, but they are used a lot in standing up towers--windpower, > boat masts, ham radio, even purple martin house supports. I did first run > into them in a book on natural building--pictures showing them putting logs > on a (horizontal) log cabin. (if I make a tabletop model I bet I'd > understand them) > > Here's a link, very much stressing safety, on how to put up your > Southwestern Windpower assembly with a gin pole: > > http://www.windsun.com/PDF/mw175t30.pdf > ...................... > Judith Williams wrote: > > I thought long and hard about using this massive thing, got advice from > someone with a lot of experience in this area. It will be supported on > either end by anupright log of similar size and will carry several rafter > vigas but is certainly up to the challenge. Thanks for the help. > > > > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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