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Old 07-07-2017, 11:04 AM   #1
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Roof Raising Methods

I am sure it is mentioned here in various other threads, but how is one going about raising the roof, and supporting it after supports are cut

Are you using screw jacks, temporary support maybe outside and then pushing that up, what kind of process do you find works, I am doing by self, so need to be creative and wondering what you all did.
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:11 AM   #2
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Look for transcendence or roll your own build. Usually its a fabricated bracket and some 3/4 thread all with jam nuts. One in each corner. You move corner to corner about an inch at a time, checking square and plumb as you go.

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Look for transcendence or roll your own build. Usually its a fabricated bracket and some 3/4 thread all with jam nuts. One in each corner. You move corner to corner about an inch at a time, checking square and plumb as you go.

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Interesting, So I would get say 4 lengths or threaded stock, say like this maybe a few inches longer, I was thinking of going 20 inches.

Everbilt 5/8 in.-11 x 24 in. Stainless-Steel Threaded Rod-00969 - The Home Depot

Then I would say weld or bolt on a bracket on the bottom section, and one of the top section in each corner, like a heavy gauge steel l bracket, drill two holes shove in the rod, put on the nuts and then work it up a little on each corner.

What kind of weight are we dealing with, do you think, would maybe I use small pieces of channel steel for the brackets, and maybe grind them off when I am finished?

When you put in the new pieces, did you weld, or did you rivet. Those rivets look heavy duty and pressed on by some high force, so did you just weld the new supports in place?

Also, the plan was to just weld new sheet metal over all those windows and go with new custom frames or double pane glass, cause I would freeze to death when I am in Canada. Is that what most people do?
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Yeah, RYO went so smoothly I want to do it again!
are ya raising the roof on short snort?
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are ya raising the roof on short snort?
nah its got plenty of headroom. I just mean that once you do it its totally not that bad anymore.
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This IMHOP was the best detail on roof raising, it's the method I used & went very well, Starts on pg 16, Only thing is you'll find the roof is much lighter than you think, I ended up just having my 70 plus year old neighbor lift each end a little at a time & moved the jam nuts to hold it

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...r-8598-16.html
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, Only thing is you'll find the roof is much lighter than you think, I ended up just having my 70 plus year old neighbor lift each end a little at a time & moved the jam nuts to hold it


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, Only thing is you'll find the roof is much lighter than you think, I ended up just having my 70 plus year old neighbor lift each end a little at a time & moved the jam nuts to hold it


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no he was going to operate the floor jacks for me while I ran the nuts & he reached up to test it & it was really light
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