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How I lifted my double garage up 21 inches

Feb 27, 2020
This is a video on how I erected my two car

garage

. The first step, as you can see here, is to remove as much weight as possible so that you can see on the outside of removing the shingles, write it down. I also removed the windows because when you lift you're probably just going to break them so I took them out and ordered a couple new ones some skylights for future upgrades and you can also see I also reinforced the windows once they were removed just to make them stronger because There's going to be a lot of pressure on the back of the wall, you can see how to reinforce the door.
how i lifted my double garage up 21 inches
In fact, I'm going to leave the door in the lifting process, so I decided to reinforce it here. Obviously, this side is stronger than the beam. the top but we don't want the walls to wander so basically they're reinforced there with a number two by six and here's a pretty substantial leg from there but with grk fasteners that are about five

inches

and have a pure rating of about seven hundred d pounds are pretty strong also use the smallest fastest here to see more of them these are four

inches

it's called r4 also made by ok let's go inside now we're inside the structure so there's a lot of things happened first things here, in particular, there is no drywall, there is no insulation, there is nothing on the ceiling.
how i lifted my double garage up 21 inches

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I took off all the weight I could place. bolts and nuts on them actually put lemons stuffed with salt cut the lemons in half put salt on half of the lemon and then that dissolves a lot of the rust and they came out some of them came out with fingers in there like this What next. it came off the ground then i had to reinforce it so you'll notice there's a lot of different beans this is where i reinforced the windows there's just a two by six Millia also want to do all the corners to keep it real so i put two by four up to the joists at each corner these are just two by six let's just scrap what you had lying around in the corners to fill that in each of the four corners now do the actual lifting.
how i lifted my double garage up 21 inches
I use these two by the dozen on walls so I have a 16 foot on the bottom and you notice it looks like it's bent and that's because it was actually bent. I put a jack right here and

lifted

it up and pushed it down to pre-deflect the beam so it actually starts to lift. it won't start to drift anymore it will drift so not sure if that will be enough it should close because the wall is obviously over 16ft long to go with another board so I put another one right on top at each end roughly in the center of the lift point so you can see the lift points are down here each lift point is raised on these custom ordered 22 foot wide LDL beams and you can see I have a few little bottle jacks 12 ton bottle jacks under each one right on the concrete floor a and to block like I shoot these these are just four by six's why four by six's are relatively cheap and plentiful they're flat and also have just thick enough, so I didn't want them to be too tall. such that when he lifts he doesn't have to live too far away, so those cats have a lifting range of about five and a half inches, these are a little over 4 inches, so that seemed like a reasonable number.
how i lifted my double garage up 21 inches
I am lifting 21 inches each. a little extra breathing room for 24 inches giving me a little extra space 6 blocks of wood so you can see on each side of the floor the lvl joists through and of course there are the ones in front. I mean the same as the poles. I tried to choose beams that were straight and true and based on the fact that they have to lift a bit more from the outer wall, our walls are just made up. I decided to shop a little bit towards the outer edges particularly on the front because there's a whole wall that's in the back gar was the door so a little bit of math told me these are the best places and they also needed to be lined up side to side side here is another example in the corner reinforcing it as well and then there are the beams on the outside of the door make the pony walls that are going to allow them to meet the wall so in my case it looks like twenty one inches which which gets me to a ceiling of nine nine foot 10 inches so I built these little pony walls that are 21 inches tall. on the pony walls, the pre-scribing is drilled where those footer bolts go, so you basically pull it up gradually, slide the spike walls under from the outside over the little studs, screw them in with the same nuts I grabbed on top.
I lost this is what I did on the roof on the rafters so this is a 2 for 10 it's actually lagging on each of these trusses and then it's lagging on the gable and then right on the header now the the target this is when this whole

garage

starts to lift you can imagine this wall on the side here will actually start to fall because there's nothing really lifting it's just being

lifted

by the side walls so my concern is that it could start to tilt and it might even fall off prematurely obviously I wanted to remove it but I don't want to remove it in the middle of the lifting process so I put these 2 by tens here and again with those heavy duty RSS lag screws and that should give you the extra strength you need, I'm sure. those will skew a bit but I expect them to spread the weight between these last few beams which of course lined up almost perfectly with where I'm lifting so it shouldn't be a problem that confidence picks up right at the Ohr conference , these armors have very little extra weight and yeah that should be it for now and well here it will actually be completely removed the sightings will be reused but you will notice the new concrete slab so it will extend about seven feet is It's a great little shop it's not just about grads being taller but it's going to get longer and here we can see my other point as you're sitting here waiting to sink when it happens tomorrow so once we get the grad the Aral take a few more videos, I'll show you the rest.
I'm here Larry so you're probably high enough so here we are we're about 21 inches up we're almost there we've been using a pyramid scheme for the lift you can see there so right now it's probably resting on this side for Jackie from time to time seems to be more effective, otherwise she tends to want to dance a bit, so there are really major issues so far, so here we are. It's been about two days and you get to finish the video until now the grad survived a pretty nasty windstorm as you can see the pony walls are down and secured so we slide each one over the bolt so i too big the bolt to hold a little bit we slide them in from the outside and then clamp them here so i used that i actually used it and i see there is a lock washer there like a spring so it will offset the shrinkage of the wood so i put one on top and one on bottom just give a little extra getting it back into position was a little fiddly what we ended up doing unfortunately the setup is still what we set this was the corner that was out is out about two inches more than it should have been and so actually the whole structure was probably twisted a fraction of a degree because this means It was obviously the far front corner actually came back this way as well to correct it we actually put a jack in the middle under that beam and raised it up at a little bit of an angle so the jack was actually mounted on a pole that moves at an angle and we actually lifted it up a little bit and then pushed from the outside we just hit with a sled and it all jumped out and we also put a little bit of grease which I don't think you see here anymore but we greased as well the top of the blocks so it could slide, it had less resistance and that moved it quite easily and then when we brought this corner back in as well, not in inches and now just in the process of running vertical so you can see that this it's not going to be strong enough so in some places I'm going to run verticals just to make it stronger as well and then of course at the other end we're going to expand seven feet so it adds something as well of rigidity to the structure and that's it, just go out there and capture a little video of the exterior - here's the final view from the exterior just to wrap it up as you can see the pony walls have already been installed.
In fact, I've already framed the door here to add a bit of vertical strength. The pony wall mechanism of the way of doing things creates a hinge point, of course, right here, which can be a little bit. dangerous so if you can extend the stud s all the way to the bottom i really recommend it like i've done here obviously and there will be a number more because there are actually garage posts here but on the other side you can see where i've twinned a couple of foam uprights a couple more down there and it just helped keep the whole thing from flexing so i would recommend it but anyways this is how i put up my

double

garage and look here we're going to make it longer . so that will be another video thanks

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