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Old 06-12-2008, 12:08 PM   #1
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is there such a thing as telescopic top plate holder, a couple of which would allow a single framer to set one in place while exacting the position in stick framing ? i do not feel like paying somebody just to hold my top plates.

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Old 06-12-2008, 01:36 PM   #2
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Here you go. Very handy for cabinets and crown moulding too.

http://www.amazon.com/FastCap-Suppor...3295723&sr=1-2

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Old 06-12-2008, 02:45 PM   #3
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thanks boss ! this is exactly it !

BTW, did you see the feet that you can optionally get (recommended by Amazon) ? do you think i should get them ?

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Not sure. Maybe they're for slick surfaces. Might not be a bad idea.

Now this has me wanting to finally quit using pieces of 1x4 for this and spend the money on a couple of these. Uggh. I am a tool-buying addict.

Blaming you for this one.
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that looks like a load lock to me so instead of waiting for it to be shipped go to a truck stop near you and just buy a load lock not quiet as much either
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That's a good idea. I've never seen them though.

There are a lot of places besides Amazon that sell these by the way. Check around and compare prices for sure!
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KCtermite in your area that should be no problem you got truck stops all over where you could pick em up
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Good idea. Truckstops have good healthy food too.
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its nice to see an inspector with a sense of humor
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I'll tell you what I did when I didn't want to ask my husband to hold the top plate for me.

I shaped a "hook" out of a coat hanger (a strong coat hanger) and nailed it in place at one end hnof the ceiling joists. Then I lifted the 2X4, hooked it on and then held it at the other end, and put a screw in to just hold it in place and voila, my top plate was up.

Easy.

I have a wild imagination.
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husbands are pretty useless these days. you go girl !
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husbands are pretty useless these days. you go girl !
not completely, but most of the time........

Amakarevic, I am curious, are you male or female?
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Why pay someone, when I am sure that you can find a family member to help out. That is unless you have "Burned your Bridges".
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Amakarevic, I am curious, are you male or female?
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What does that mean? SWM?

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