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davidnewman7

06:08PM | 01/03/05
Member Since: 07/07/04
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Is there a slick way to lift the main beam and columns for a 2nd story deck? I'm thinking of supporting the beam with adjustable scaffolding, assembling the joist and columns and then pour the footings around them. This Beam is 12x6 and 16 feet long....any ideas on how to raise it and is there a better approach?

Thanks.....David

Piffin

03:14PM | 01/09/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
footings, then posts, then raise the beam. Yes use help and staging

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Altereagle

06:51PM | 01/09/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
You didn't say how large the deck is but you would figure on a 10lb dead load, the beams 16' probably by a minimum of 10' so you're looking at 1600lbs without the framing & beam.. I might look at something different than just portable scaffolding at a 2nd story, not to mention lateral forces such as wind? So don't forget to use bracing.

You would prepare the footings, piers, connectors and posts ahead of time, the less time you have it lifted without proper staging & support the better... be careful out there!

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