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Carpenters Wall Jack
Used to lift walls into place with 2 or less people, Made of steel with a winch.
A carpenter or contractor with a small crew will often finds himself in the position where, after framing and boarding in a wall, it is too heavy for them to lift and nail in place. There is a need for a device that can wench a wall into place and hold it while they toe nail it secure. This will save
the contractor time and money as a smaller crew could do the work in just as quick a time or possibly less time. It would save larger contractors money by one or two people doing the job of several, while the rest of the crew could be working on other areas of the job and finishing it quicker.
This what you're suggesting?
maybe something similar for vertical walls? [WYBloke, Oct 21 2004]
Mighty Man Wall Lift
I think this is closer to what the author intends. Allows one carpenter to frame and clad a wall on a flat deck, then erect it by him(her)self in just minutes without assistance. [jurist, Oct 21 2004]
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||Have you a proposal for the design of this device?
||I'm not sure that wenching walls in to place is allowed under modern human rights/place of work legislation. There is a device for lifting plasterboard in to place so that a single dry-waller can fix it in place without resting it on their head. (see link)
||The only way this would be easier is if you could hammer and wench at the same time.
||"Winch", I think (see idea summary).
||I think if someone got creative with a garage door opener you rig one up fairly easily.