LVL erection


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Old 10-22-03, 07:30 PM
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LVL erection

I finally got the shop walls up. It's 20 x 24 with a 16 ft. opening on one of the 20 ft ends. I ordered the walls pre-fabbed and the wall with the garage door came with 2 stubby walls and a 17 ft LVL headerwith studs above it (9 ft ceilings). Well we put up the short walls and then figured we don't have enough manpower to lift the header into place and called it a day until we rounded up some more muscle.
I was looking at it this evening and figured that it would be easier to assemble the wall with the header in place and then raise it like the other walls. I thought we could put a rope around the center of the header and have 2 guys on the short ends with one on the rope.
What do you guys think? The short walls aren't fixed to the slab yet and won't be a problem taking down.

I hope to have the trusses in place by this weekend and start sheathing the roof.
 

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Old 10-26-03, 03:39 PM
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Got it. Friggin end truss BROKE IN HALF while raising it. Project for another day...
 
 

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