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Old 11-26-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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when rebuilding exterior garage wall[see prev. post], we will need at least 3 temp. basement jacks. we have found ellis jacks online that use either 4x4s or 6x6 posts w/ their screw jacks. we live in texas and basements arent plentiful, and we are having a hard time finding a rental place that rents jacks of the steel pole type that i have seen used up north. any help locating these would be very helpful...dharp

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Old 11-26-2007, 05:38 PM   #2
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Why don't you look into house jacks instead of those pole jacks?
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:56 PM   #3
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If you want/need pole jacks, check with a local ICF contractor/distributor that installs/sells Lite-Deck or Insuldeck, the shoring jacks they use are perfect for what you need. I am surprised you local rental company does not have them available.
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thanx chris, we live in a small resort town in texas, ive been checking in the dallas/ft worth area, the truth is nobody builds basements down here, which might explain the problem
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:39 PM   #5
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Use a car jack with a 4x4. Have a 4x4 ready and place in beside the one you are using too jack up the load with, raise it about 1/8 then wedge the other 4x4 in place, lower the jack and repeat. Make sure you use a good base plate if it a dirt floor. You can also just pound the wedges in with a small sledge and raise the load that way too and skip the jack measure every place first so you know if you are lifting.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:39 PM   #6
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Go to your local Sears, they sell 20 ton jacks you can use with a 4x4 or 6x6.
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The car jack was suppose to be a bottle jack sorry. You should not need over a 6 ton for any one point. Do not leave the load on the jack alone in case it leaks, always barce it off like I described safety, safety, safety

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