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Old 12-30-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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I have used this type of idea for years. Only thing I add is a 2x4x4' block on the floor behind the upright. Also I use 8' or whatever I need if taller wall. Also use construction adhesive on the scabs/blocks

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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sorry i dont understand-why would you need to lift up a wall?

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:53 AM   #3
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Everywhere I have worked we build them flat on the ground, sheet them then raise them. In reno work when doing additions we will even put house-wrap on and premark the top plates for rafters before we stand them.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:04 AM   #4
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Those look real handy---I've used steel wall jacks on some projects, but I never owned them--

I like your jacks---self sticking----very handy---
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:01 AM   #5
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Now that's handy! Wish I'd seen it a couple of years ago when I was building my house.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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Using 2 of these about 1/4 way in on each end 2 of us lifted a 38' long 2x6 sheethed and house-wraped wall.
2 people lift up one notch on one jack, then 2 of us go to the other one and lift up one notch on the other jack. Reposition your hands and lift to the next notch, back and forth you go.
As a safety stop we nail a 4' (approx) 2x6 about every 8-12' on the rim joist so it is sticking up about 12".
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That little prop would have save me a lot of trouble on several jobs---
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Everywhere I have worked we build them flat on the ground, sheet them then raise them. In reno work when doing additions we will even put house-wrap on and premark the top plates for rafters before we stand them.
ohh gotcha. you mean for construction.

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