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Old 05-19-2015, 03:33 PM   #1
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For the life of me I can't remember the name of these things. I have seen them and always wanted to have a few. They are the metal bracing that have screws on both ends. You nail one end to the wall and the other to the subfloor and turn the bar to plumb the wall. Thought it would be easier than fighting 2x braces and spring braces. Thanks, Nick.
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This?

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Yeah. Sort of. But they are nicer than those. They are kind of made specifically for framing wood walls.

I was actually thinking I could make some out of tubing or angle. Probably be cheaper to buy though. Doesn't one of the threads need to be left handed?

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Wall braces.
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Yes. Thanks guys. You see. Wall Braces. That is the complicated name I couldn't remember. 😯
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Geez, I gotta think I could make those for less than $70/piece.
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Geez, I gotta think I could make those for less than $70/piece.
Does make a couple of c-clamps/duplex nails/2x4s look like a bargain.
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I have these that I use, think they are really for concrete form walls, but they still get the job done.
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These would be handy for those stubborn walls that refuse to be pulled in. At least the ones where the Lull can't get to. Never a problem pushing the walls.
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I think I could make them pretty cheaply if I could leave them full length and not break them down like they have done. Must be for shipping. Anyone have these things. Are they set up to pretty much be on a 45
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We have about a dozen or so homemade ones. An old timer gave them to me. He used old 3/4 galv pipe and a turn buckle at one end. We screw them to the floor and studs. They are awesome for getting the walls perfect! Ours are only about 9' long so they dont work for tall walls.
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Would you mind taking a photo of yours and posting it if you get a chance?
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I have some homemade ones also.

next time I'll use a really coarse thread,

something like 6 per inch.
they freeze up or strip out, every once in a while.
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i have some i think proctor made them 10 ft long 1 1/4 tube.
you could make them yourself in a hour or less with a steel tube and a 1 inch threaded rod.
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I use a gradall if I can't get it level. Minimal work just a slight twist of the wrist. No wall holds up to that.
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All this talk of level and I'm always shooting for plumb.
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I use a gradall if I can't get it level. Minimal work just a slight twist of the wrist. No wall holds up to that.
We used our Bobcat and a ratchet strap today to straighten a beam for a porch roof. Soil was too soft to hold a stake firm. Didn't need much...couple clicks past tight got it perfect!
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We used our Bobcat and a ratchet strap today to straighten a beam for a porch roof. Soil was too soft to hold a stake firm. Didn't need much...couple clicks past tight got it perfect!
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