Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

Re: Mine's Here Too (Or 'Bitting off More than I can Chew?')

Expand Messages
  • daddyo217
    Arthur; That should work. Daddyo ... as a ... than I can ... to me ... for a ... this ... while ... want to ... the ... bolt. I ... the ... the ... myself ...
    Message 1 of 59 , Feb 2, 2004
      Arthur;
      That should work.

      Daddyo

      --- In mill_drill@yahoogroups.com, "Arthur Buchanan" <galoway4@e...>
      wrote:
      > If the pipe is long enough,support the ends with a 4x4 to the floor
      as a
      > prop.This way you are sure of no damage to the floor.
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "daddyo217" <daddyo217@y...>
      > To: <mill_drill@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 8:24 AM
      > Subject: [mill_drill] Re: Mine's Here Too (Or 'Bitting off More
      than I can
      > Chew?')
      >
      >
      > > Marv;
      > > I am thinking over what you say... It is just a big surprise
      to me
      > > how different things are from what I imagined (re: weight of my
      > > motorcycle and the SAME weight of the mill/drill).
      > >
      > > Thanks. I'll try to decide how to proceed. Tonight we're due
      for a
      > > storm, so the process will have to wait.
      > >
      > > I'm thinking about 2 hurdles now:
      > >
      > > 1. getting the rest of the mill down the stairs
      > > 2. lifting using a chainfall and the joists.
      > >
      > > I wonder about lifting something attached to two joists (a pipe
      > > like you said spanning two joists). Since I have exposed joists
      this
      > > is a possibility, but I wonder if the house could/should see that
      > > kind of load - to lift 700# and hold it there for 15-30 minutes
      while
      > > the stand is put in place seems like a lot and I surely don't
      want to
      > > damage the house...
      > >
      > > Daddyo
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In mill_drill@yahoogroups.com, Marv De Beque <marvsemail@w...>
      > > wrote:
      > > > First, don't panic!
      > > >
      > > > One question, is your basement ceiling open joist? Can you see
      the
      > > joists?
      > > >
      > > > If so, then do what I did to get my beast onto its stand. I
      > > drilled a 1"
      > > > hole as close to the top of the joist and put in a big eye
      bolt. I
      > > mounted
      > > > my come-along to that eyebolt and used that as a lift.
      > > >
      > > > If ceiling height is still a problem, assemble the head while
      the
      > > mill is on
      > > > the floor. Lower the head, and lift head and mill up and slide
      the
      > > stand
      > > > under.
      > > >
      > > > Getting 500 lbs down steps is easy. I did many heavy things
      myself
      > > with a
      > > > simple dolly. I weigh 140 lbs and I have a desk job.
      > > >
      > > > Uncrate the mill and slide it onto a good refrigerator dolly
      (rent
      > > one if
      > > > you don't have a friend's). Strap it on tight!
      > > <clip>
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >
      > > To visit your group on the web, go to:
      > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mill_drill/
      > >
      > > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
      > > mill_drill-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
      > >
      > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
      > > http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
      > >
      > >
    • mertbaker
      Leaning heavy wood posts against a wall in climates where there is yearly freezing & thawing of the ground makes the posts push harder & harder on the wall &
      Message 59 of 59 , Feb 3, 2004
        Leaning heavy wood posts against a wall in climates where there is yearly
        freezing & thawing of the ground makes the posts push harder & harder on the
        wall & will wreck the building eventually.
        Mert

        MertBaker@...
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "thumbtrap43" <thumbtrap@...>
        To: <mill_drill@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 10:37 AM
        Subject: [mill_drill] Re: Mine's Here Too (Or 'Bitting off More than I can
        Chew?')


        > --- In mill_drill@yahoogroups.com, "daddyo217" <daddyo217@y...> wrote:
        > > Arthur;
        > > I think you are right. Although you can put a lot of weight on the
        > > floor above, the flooring (underlayment, planking or whatever)
        > > distributes that load out to more than the 1 or 2 joists underneath.
        > > If I take this approach, I think I will do some extra bracing...
        >
        > There is also a difference in dynamic load (the four adult men talking)
        and a static load (your mill, gunsafe, piano, etc..). My safe is only 600
        lbs, but it makes the floor (new house) sag enough the closet doors creak
        when you walk in the room. To further illustrate - my grandmother has a
        cinderblock building. It's had several fence posts leaning against the wall
        for 40 years. And they eventually broke the wall and pushed the top in
        several inches. The mortar probably never was good, but still - had the
        fenceposts not done it in - you could probably have hit it with a sledge
        hammer and only knocked a hole in a block.
        >
        >
        >
        > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
        ------
        > Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        > a.. To visit your group on the web, go to:
        > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mill_drill/
        >
        > b.. To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
        > mill_drill-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
        >
        > c.. Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
        >
        >
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.