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What's the hardest part about using Acrow props

Discussion in 'Building' started by SquakyPenguin, 12 Aug 2021.

  1. SquakyPenguin

    SquakyPenguin

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    Hi , am new here :))
    I'm going to be using Acrow props for a project soon for the first time but I've been told things about people fighting with them - struggling to adjust the final height etc., is it really that bad? I had a look into alternatives (brick brace etc.) but they are just so expensive..
    Thanks,
    From Squaky
     
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    Never had a problem with them. Perfect for the job
     
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    Depends what you're propping. Trying to lift stuff (eg a bowing ceiling) with acros is hard work-better making a tee with some 4 x 2 and using a car jack to do the lift (follow it with the acro every 5mm or so).
    Propping is easy- I usually use a scaff podger or similar to give it the last quarter turn.
    Don't forget load spreaders (if you're working on suspended floor or any markable surface)
     
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    What's so hard about rotating a screw thread?

    However if you mean adjust the height of whatever you are propping, then you're not doing it right.
     
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