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Old 12-02-2010, 06:37 PM
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TEARING DOWN A HOUSE!!!

Ok We got this house on our farm that we want to tear down. We have gutted the inside down to the framing and it sits on piers. How would yall pull it down? Ill have a 350 dumptruck, my truck, dads 6.7, a 43 hp john deere, and track skid steer available to use. I have a couple ideas on how to pull it down but i want yalls input. My ideas are:
1)pull the brick piers out from under it
2)wrap chains around the main beams going from pier to pier and then pull 2 sides at a time
3)use tow straps chains and go all the way around about middle of the wall height
4)hook to on side at the joints of the walls and trusses

I dont think well have a problem because a lot of the wood is rotten but we want to save some of the roof rafters. What do yall think will be the safest way and most fun? Ill get a video when were doing it and post up.





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Old 12-02-2010, 06:47 PM
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Using the bucket on the Deere, I'd just start getting into it and see what happens...
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:58 PM
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Where would you start at with it?
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I'd just paw away at the exterior walls until it falls.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:13 PM
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the only concern i have with knocking down the walls is the roof coming back down on me and the tractor.
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would it be too much trouble to take the roof off before?
or would that ruin half the fun?
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:28 PM
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Start with the chimney. You don't want that falling over on ya'. If you can, tie-off to it inside the house and pull on it. If you're lucky, it'll take down a bunch of the roof when it comes down and you can just nibble away at the rest of it with the tractor.
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I would like to take the tin off before, but i dont feel like climbing up there. I wish i had pictures with me of the inside so yall could see how bad it looks from the inside haha. I watched some videos on youtube and most of them were hooking to the corners of the walls and the roof and pulling from there.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:29 PM
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Drive through it with the skidsteer
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:36 PM
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How would you tear the chimney if you were doing it?
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