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Old 12-12-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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I was on a job a few weeks ago, and the bricklayers had just finished up. They were gone, but their scaffold trailer was still on site. All that was on it was a bunch of 16' planks and pump jacks. I wish I had seen them set up. Is it really possible to lay brick off pump jacks? BTW this was the biggest residential masonry outfit in the country.
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:23 PM   #2
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I use pump jacks for everything from framing/sheathing to papering and installing windows/siding. Why not lay brick? The only drawback is the weight limitation. I don't think I'd put a very big load of mudpans and brick on the work table.

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aluminum planks and fresh mud don't like each other
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aluminum planks and fresh mud don't like each other
maybe so, but you can get 'em used cheap at Fazzios when they have mortar on them.
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i have enough trouble liftin the clean ones i got
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i have enough trouble liftin the clean ones i got
Heck yeah, I have a 2 man 28'er, 12 wide that will shorten you up by an inch when you lift it.
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You will never catch me laying brick off of pump jacks. A repair job is one thing. Biggest residential outfit in the country?? They are going to take the risk of a substantial OSHA fine to save a few bucks if any and not build proper scaffolding? What a joke!! No brick is worth my life or well being.
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I have seen large commercial brick and block jobs where the scaffolding appears to be similar to pump jacks. I know it is a different animal but could be confused by some.
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They were all loaded on the trailer, so maybe I didn't see them right. Definitely no scaffold frames, crank up frames, etc. I couldn't find any info on the web.
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It might have been either Non-Stop scaffolding or ezscaffold, sort of similar, and they are sort of like pump jacks...they crank with a steel cable...nice setups, everything is always belt high, thigh high, wherever you want it....really nice setups, but you really do need a lift to work with these.....nonstop has a new setup called workhorse, for lowrise apps, looks pretty good...is that McGee brothers you saw artisan? I know they're big down in those parts.....
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Yeah, it was McGee.
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This stuff? I would love some.
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This stuff? I would love some.
What is that called I MUST get some.



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http://www.nonstopscaffolding.com/
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That's Non-Stop, outta Louisiana. I've got one setup, although it rarely gets used. Pipe staging is more agreeable for most of my stuff nowadays, but it is well thought out and very nice...

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