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Old 01-13-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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Sorry this isn't a MOS thread, but I've been trying to figure something out and can't come up with a good practical solution. Say I needed apply pressure to something that was pretty much vertical, but the object being applied was horizontal. (Think of putting a horizontal stripe on the wall). Pressure needs to be applied for a few hours, so holding it there is out of the option. It'* about a 3 foot object that needs to be held flat against the wall. Tape will not keep a tight enough pressure. Let'* say it'* also 2-3 feet off the ground so you can't really use the floor to your advantage. So who'* got some ideas on the cheap?
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why not use the floor, just use a 2x4 or whatever and leverage it against the object. 3 feet off the floor, you would need a 5-6 ft pole, secure the end on the floor and lean into the wall object
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if it was tall enough you could use the back of your couch or your kitchen table propped up to hold it in place.
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I would suggest using a 2x4 or similar...the same way they hold walls up in housings that aren't finished being framed.
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Simple bracing exercise...just make sure the brace is properly anchored on the floor. I would use a sheet of plywood (thinnest possible), slide 3 2x4'* spaced evenly apart to distribute required load and brace against the floor.
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Thanks guys. It'* out side, so I'm going to try something hopefully this long weekend weather permitting. Probably just fab up a wooden frame and anchor it to the ground/foundation.
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Helium. Fill the wall with helium that the object is on. Then you can pick it up, lay it flat, put weight on it, and when it'* done, let the helium out after you put it back upright!
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