Lifting Timber frame panels into place.

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  1. dunny1234

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    I'm currently build a toilet/shower timber frame building on my campsite. I'm building the timber frame panel in a barn, 4x2 studs, 9mm osb. The largest panel is 6m by 2.4, and i estimate that the total weight is 175kg.

    I'm thinking of inserting eye bolts in the roof plate and using a loader to lift the panel.

    Do you think the frame will take the stress on the lift? Or, is there a better way of doing it?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    why not build to a manageable size 2 or 3m ??

    20ft will need a lot off support in 3 places i would suggest
    can you not muster 12 or 16 hefty lads screw a 2x2 batton along both sides as a temporary handle
     
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    If you want to try it, strapping underneath might be a better bet and set in in place bar a few spacers. Whilst 175kg is pretty heavy it's not too heavy to manhandle into place with rollers etc and 4/5 strong chaps
     
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    These panels should be built as the size of a board - ie 1.2 x 2.4m, and then they are easy to manoeuvre and you then fix them together in their final position

    To make your 6m panel then you must have just fixed small sections together, so you need to thinking about dismantling it and then moving the smaller sections and refixing

    If you have made the mistake of making some ad-hoc random large panel that can't be dismantled into smaller units, then you need to watch that it does not flex when moved - so will need additional bracing for the move
     
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