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Old 05-21-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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I am working on a Sears-Roebuck kit house with external roof supports that are sagging. The supports are 20 feet up and I am needing some advice/help with how to get these 6x6 supports back to where they need to be and reinforced. Hoping someone out there has already dealt with my same issue. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
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Some pictures would be great,Thank you.

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One of these? (still need a pic of the framing detail)
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people actualy bought them homes? I remember seeing them in the grandperents old catalogs.


Simple fact is even if someone had a blueprint of the one your looking at it dosnt mean it was followed. same hold true for more modern as well.
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people actualy bought them homes? I remember seeing them in the grandperents old catalogs.


Simple fact is even if someone had a blueprint of the one your looking at it dosnt mean it was followed. same hold true for more modern as well.


it was followedd. the lumber cam cut an all numbered sears homes were reely kits my great grandparnts have on they buil themselve.
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I am working on a Sears-Roebuck kit house with external roof supports that are sagging. The supports are 20 feet up and I am needing some advice/help with how to get these 6x6 supports back to where they need to be and reinforced. Hoping someone out there has already dealt with my same issue. Thanks in advance.


if it really is sears home it wil have markings on the rafters and floor joises.
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Oh...you are going to have to post pictures of this house.

I know someone on this forum (besides me) that would love to see what you call a Sears Kit House.

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Id like to seee pictures to as well. my grea grandads home he says was calld a dayton modle. he said it cam witheven thnails an paint it reallly was akit. he say tht even the kitchen sink with it came. the lumbr was cutan numbred the mrkings are seen in joists still blak letters and numbers.

he tol me stories ab out it. The home was shippd to washington indiana on the batimore an ohio rairoad from south illinois and he hired som guys to unload railcar on siding an haled it to to the farm on a graintruk. neet story an the home si stil there. an in nice shap.

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