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Old 02-16-2019, 05:20 PM   #1
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Best Jack For Floors


I'm looking for a good jack for sagging floors and house lifting.

I have several beefy big red bottle jacks, but mine sink over the hours/days under load, perhaps I need to bleed them, not sure.

Does anyone have a house lifting jack they recommend that's better than a bottle jack? I was thinking an electric/hydraulic, but I'm having trouble finding the jack I'm looking for.
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:25 PM   #2
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Vintage railroad jacks
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I have a few of these I use for replacing beams on decks and porch roofs.

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Do a search for shore/shoring jacks.

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Do a search for shore/shoring jacks.

Tom


I agree with tom

Search for “post shore”

I am own Several and their great because even with weight on them you could slowly tap them up to make adjustments

I raise the roof of a guys garage with them to fix a sagging garage door header

Here is a picture of them holding up my house so i could rebuild my foundation




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all depends what you are trying to do...

with what kind of materials...

and under what conditions...

difficult to find a one size fits all...

could be more efficient to hire a guy who does it all the time...

just depends...
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I assume you are talking about jacks for a short time, while repairs are made.

We have several old fashioned bottle jacks.
https://www.google.com/search?q=old+...YuRQoeRspRszM:

They work good and never bleed down. I bought them used for $25 each. Mine are really old, but they never wear out.

If it is for permanent use, a basement jack is your only option really. I prefer the ones that are one piece tube. They come in several sizes and can be cut down if needed. I just don't like the 2 piece ones, but I'm sure they perform up to their rating, just fine.
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Most of the time you can Jack and then temporary support. I use hydraulic bottle jacks all the time with no problems. If you want to leave a Jack supporting for a long time, use a screw Jack. There are other situations where you could use something like a hylift.

If I have a critical jacking situation, I may use a pair of 50 ton jacks, so one can fail and not have a disaster.
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When I'm jacking floors, I use 20 ton bottles. If they need to hold for a while, lift with the jack then prop it up with posts.
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More often than not, I just cut the temporary support to the height it needs to be, and then put it in place with the 160 ounce framing hammer.

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