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Old 04-27-2011, 07:59 AM   #1
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10x12" shed has to be lifted! how--????


My shed is all wood, above the ground, It needs to be lifted up. Do to sinking over the years i need about 8". I have three rollaround floor jacks. 3-ton capacity.I will install some more blocks, which i have here.

I have never done this before, and could use some info, or tips if you have any. thanks for looking bob s

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1st project....empty the shed to get all the weight you can out of it.

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Are you planning to lift the entire building all at once and then lower it down onto the new blocks?

....or just a corner at a time?
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A Shovel, Block and Lever.

Pictures of your situation would help.
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Dig a hole for your jack to get into.
Use scraps between your jack and the wood on your shed.
Never jack directly onto any finished product.

Have plenty of scarps or extra blocks to act as temporary supports so you're not always relying on just the jack.

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A Shovel, Block and Lever.

Pictures of your situation would help.


Archimedes said "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."

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Dig a hole for your jack to get into.
Use scraps between your jack and the wood on your shed.
Never jack directly onto any finished product.

Have plenty of scarps or extra blocks to act as temporary supports so you're not always relying on just the jack.


The pictures i take will look just like this.My wondering mind, was how do you do it, as to lift one whole side, get her where i want her.then do the back or front or other side next??????????????? leveling as i go.Any comments are welcomed bob s the old guy plumber
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a little on one side, then a little on the other. Back and forth.

If you lift too far on one side, you will impart a lot of stress as the building leans.


depending on how this thing is built, you might want to put some bracing inside. If nothing else, running angled braces on each wall to help prevent racking of the walls.
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I'd do a corner at a time, at one half increments. Jack 1 corner 4", use a brick or 4" cinder block, whatever. Repeat on all corners.
The next time around with the jack will be your 8".
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I'd do a corner at a time, at one half increments. Jack 1 corner 4", use a brick or 4" cinder block, whatever. Repeat on all corners.
The next time around with the jack will be your 8".


I just remembered i have a block in the center maybe two. How in the devil am i to place, lift pieces[blocks] in the middle. under the floor. Now that i have help i'
m going to start this project this next week for sure.

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