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Offline HIBCO Carpentry

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The best bottle jack/shoring pole system brands out there?
« on: November 19, 2017, 11:14 PM »
Hi there, I'm wondering if there are any great shoring pole systems or jacking systems that have easy to attach/detach extensions for jack posts as an example?

I'm just wondering if there are any great jacking systems out there? By system I mean like say you're using a bottle jack, it would be awesome if that same bottle jack could have extensions connected to it to reach much higher than a typical 10-16" from the floor up. I'm looking to buy a jacking system that works together as much as possible so I don't have to buy all kinds of separate lifting tools. I can't seem to find any innovative systems out there related to shoring/jacking, they all seem to be the same stuff.

Hope to hear back soon.

- Tucker

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: The best bottle jack/shoring pole system brands out there?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 11:19 PM »

Offline HIBCO Carpentry

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Re: The best bottle jack/shoring pole system brands out there?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 11:21 PM »
I appreciate the reply, thanks! I'm looking for a jack that has some lifting power though, this one you can only tighten it up. Going to make a million dollar idea right now, BRB.  [big grin]

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: The best bottle jack/shoring pole system brands out there?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 11:25 PM »
I appreciate the reply, thanks! I'm looking for a jack that has some lifting power though, this one you can only tighten it up. Going to make a million dollar idea right now, BRB.  [big grin]

Look for a Simplex jack.

Tom

Offline Bob D.

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Re: The best bottle jack/shoring pole system brands out there?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 06:02 AM »
A bottle jack with some sort of extension sounds unstable,
but you haven't given us much to work with as far as the
distance you need to span or how much travel you need
in your jacking setup.

Cribbing properly installed under the jack sounds like it
would be safer. You get a wider base so more stability
with properly built cribbing.
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Offline Holzhacker

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Re: The best bottle jack/shoring pole system brands out there?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 08:28 AM »
I've done a lot of jacking over the years in regard to jacking up sunken mid spans, corners, etc from rotted or broken mid span beams or posts in houses. Still have a few jacks sitting around.
Typically we would use an 8' post max. on top of a jack. I wouldn't recommend a 10-16' post set up. Sure you could use a 10' or 12' 4x4 or 6x6 but that's a lot of length for lateral stress. If you post isn't plumb or the assembly starts moving it could go really bad. Even an 8' post can kick out.
As someone else mentioned, building up a stable base is likely a safer option. At the heights you are talking about I'd probably want multiple pressure points to compensate for movement. You haven't given much clarity on what you are trying to jack.
If this is house jacking related, just buy the extra lumber for shoring and be done with it. You'll have a safer job site. Lots of guys like to skimp on the extra lumber and end up paying for it dearly.
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Offline HIBCO Carpentry

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Re: The best bottle jack/shoring pole system brands out there?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 11:26 PM »
I appreciate the info you guys! I had a big response to all this but just thinking of more things now and going off of everyone's info at the moment and I think I'm figuring it out in my head right now.

Thanks!!