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Old 11-01-2017, 08:36 PM   #111
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That is some garage Slugster

Did you crane those trusses in they look monsters?
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Did you crane those trusses in they look monsters?
hiab is a lot cheaper
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hiab is a lot cheaper
Yeah spose you would get one nearby easily looking at the pictures from outside it.
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Yeah spose you would get one nearby easily looking at the pictures from outside it.
me and dragster just had a load of attic trusses hiab`ed up on to a house im building,55 an hour 3 hrs minimum,took 4 hours
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That is some garage Slugster

Did you crane those trusses in they look monsters?
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Nah, no cranes.

And no Hiabs either DS

I made a dolly with two barrow wheels and a bit of bar so I could roll them into position and leaned against the front wall.
Then walked the ceiling chord onto the digger forks, and as the front loader was raised to plate height the ridge was slid along a scaffold running up the centre of the garage.
We stacked them from back to front so they could be stood up in order and braced.



The process took 3 blokes 7 hours.

I was happy with that.

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Nah, no cranes.

And no Hiabs either DS

I made a dolly with two barrow wheels and a bit of bar so I could roll them into position and leaned against the front wall.
Then walked the ceiling chord onto the digger forks, and as the front loader was raised to plate height the ridge was slid along a scaffold running up the centre of the garage.
We stacked them from back to front so they could be stood up in order and braced.



The process took 3 blokes 7 hours.

I was happy with that.

A lot simpler and smaller than ours but similar in cost I think.
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What width were they? I have some 13.2m ones coming a week on Monday.
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What width were they? I have some 13.2m ones coming a week on Monday.
Yikes those are big buggers.

Mine were only 8m

I imagine you will need a big arsed crane for those.
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Yikes those are big buggers.

Mine were only 8m

I imagine you will need a big arsed crane for those.
The plan is a crane, we've got good access but only from one end as the job is 'tented' - hoping we can sit them on then slide them along the wall plates maybe with a couple of ropes tied into the ridge position to help. It truly will be a suck it and see type job

Won't be the first time
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The garage doors are 2.55 x 2.55 (approx 8'6" square) and my half track just squeezes through that

Fact is Glen, if I had your monstrous lorry, I'd park inside that
You couldn't. It's full of shit junk valuable pieces of our automotive heritage.

It's probably about the same footprint as your half-track, at about 7'7" by 23', but it's a lot taller. I'd have to have one hell of a pitched roof to have an "upstairs" on any garage it'd fit in! I'm planning a flat roofed lean-to one side of the garage. When funds allow.
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