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#64102 - 09/16/03 09:18 AM Advise on saving lumber

We was given a open front hog building that is 112'x 18'x 6' high.Built in the 70's before they started using screws to build.Needless to say it's a bear to tare down.It has excellent lumber.18' 2x4,18'-24' 2x6 t/g,16' 2x6,24' 1x4's and 6' 4x4,s.I'm having a problem getting the t/g tore off without busting it up.Any advice?This matteral will be used for kids new poultry barn.

#64103 - 09/16/03 02:11 PM Re: Advise on saving lumber
Rob2 Offline
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It is a real bear sometimes. We have removed a lot from old granaries for the wormy chestnut lumber. Notice which way the nails are sunk then work backwards using at least 2 pry bars working slowly rdom end to end.@ or 3 people are best. If the nails are rusty, probably are in the hog barn, it is harder. Most nails we removed were square hand cuts.

#64104 - 09/17/03 09:26 PM Re: Advise on saving lumber

Thanks Rob,I found that prying the barn siding 1/4" away, then taking a saw and cutting the nails is working out pretty good.Time consuming, but working.


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