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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby M-5 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:00 am

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GP, I use my hilift almost daily , I only had to get hit once with the handle when I was a kid to figure out not to turn loose of the handle.
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby ga.prime » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:03 am

M-5 wrote:GP, I use my hilift almost daily , I only had to get hit once with the handle when I was a kid to figure out not to turn loose of the handle.

Yeah you have to watch that, it'll knock your teeth out.
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:07 am

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ga.prime wrote:Image
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GP, I use my hilift almost daily , I only had to get hit once with the handle when I was a kid to figure out not to turn loose of the handle.


That is how I repaired my barn posts. My barn was a post and pin, so the slab that I had to attach required a good 2×8 with 6 inch wood screws. I cut out the rotted section with a chainsaw, and replaced it with a treated timber and let it down on a precast concrete pad.
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:23 am

JMJ Farms wrote:
ga.prime wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:
Is a bumper jack the same as a high lift jack?

Yes


You gonna get him killed Prime! They sure are strong and definitely have their place but you dang sure better know what you’re doing. Make a mistake and they sure ain’t very forgiving. I think I’ve heard them referred to as ‘house jacks’ as well but I may be confused.


A house jack in this part of the world is not ratchet, it uses the age old Archimedes principle of threads which are a wrapped incline.Image

You can get those in 8 feet heights for basements. You just leave them in place.
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:37 am

A screw is an incline:

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Archimedes

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:15 am

ga.prime wrote:
M-5 wrote:GP, I use my hilift almost daily , I only had to get hit once with the handle when I was a kid to figure out not to turn loose of the handle.

Yeah you have to watch that, it'll knock your teeth out.

I've always called em farm jacks...
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby ga.prime » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:14 am

Bright Raven wrote:A screw is an incline:

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Archimedes

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

The hilift jack is a lever and fulcrum. One of my engineering professors used to use that Archimedes quote. Then, I'd spend the rest of class thinking how that theoretically would work but could never be done for numerous reasons and not listening to another word he said for the rest of the class.
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:05 pm

ga.prime wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:A screw is an incline:

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Archimedes

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

The hilift jack is a lever and fulcrum. One of my engineering professors used to use that Archimedes quote. Then, I'd spend the rest of class thinking how that theoretically would work but could never be done for numerous reasons and not listening to another word he said for the rest of the class.


Those ancient scholars. Would like to have met some of them. Physics, it is amazing how it applies to every thing we do. If there are Gods, they are not Poseidon, Zeus, etc. They are the Laws of Physics. Gravity might be the most fundamental ruler of the Universe.
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby sstterry » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:27 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
ga.prime wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:A screw is an incline:

Image

Archimedes

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

The hilift jack is a lever and fulcrum. One of my engineering professors used to use that Archimedes quote. Then, I'd spend the rest of class thinking how that theoretically would work but could never be done for numerous reasons and not listening to another word he said for the rest of the class.


Those ancient scholars. Would like to have met some of them. Physics, it is amazing how it applies to every thing we do. If there are Gods, they are not Poseidon, Zeus, etc. They are the Laws of Physics. Gravity might be the most fundamental ruler of the Universe.

Imagine building things like the Pyramids. They had a pretty good handle on physics. A lot of the Mayan Temples are aligned so that light only shines through a certain hole on the equinoxes. Imagine figuring that out! I visited one once that had a tower and the top was built in such a way that it whistled only when the wind reached hurricane force.
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby greybeard » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:31 pm

I've seen these called and used as house jacks.
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I've seen these called and used as house jacks some places, & called railroad jacks other places.
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I've seen these called every name in the book when they kicked out and dented something or knocked you upside the head, but I've never heard a track or farm jack called a house jack.
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby Silver » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:07 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
ga.prime wrote:
M-5 wrote:GP, I use my hilift almost daily , I only had to get hit once with the handle when I was a kid to figure out not to turn loose of the handle.

Yeah you have to watch that, it'll knock your teeth out.

I've always called em farm jacks...


Bumper jack or jack-all around here.
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:36 pm

If you are from where they are made, like I am, it’s a Bloomfield Jack. There’s a 40 footer downtown that actually works.
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby JMJ Farms » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:05 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:If you are from where they are made, like I am, it’s a Bloomfield Jack. There’s a 40 footer downtown that actually works.



FFS, I think it was originally supposed to be Blamefield. Bc I it will knock your teeth out into the blame field if you’re not careful :lol2:
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:07 am

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Look close at the fence posts. Miles of it around here.
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Re: Jacking up settled barn post

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:13 am

greybeard wrote:I've seen these called and used as house jacks.
Image
I've seen these called and used as house jacks some places, & called railroad jacks other places.
Imagetaking a screen shot

I've seen these called every name in the book when they kicked out and dented something or knocked you upside the head, but I've never heard a track or farm jack called a house jack.
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Those daggone farm jacks high lift jacks or whatever you call them are nice but dangerous too
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