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Old 06-15-2019, 06:55:30 PM
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Go here to see it happen:
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Here are some house moving wheels.
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Here is school house moving happen in 2001. They moved it to Heritage Park the old fashioned way that allowed steam engines Greyhound and Wood Bros. both with rubber lugs) on blacktop roads 4 miles and four hours. See photos and short review of DVD. Full viewing DVD is available from Heritage Park. http://www.heritageparkofnorthiowa.c...hoolhouse-move
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This company has the most impressive resume of any housemoving company I've seen. Quite amazing what they have done.

https://www.wolfehousebuildingmovers...ilding-moving/
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My best friends Dad was in that business in the 40's and 50's. His son was my friend and we both worked for him when we were 16 yrs. old. In the beginning I remember using screw jacks walking in a circle around a cribbing pile pushing on a long bar. On heavy houses it took two guys to turn the bar and it took forever to raise a building 6 inches that way. We had to constantly oil the threads on the screw and sometimes it would smoke from the friction. We later graduated to 30 ton hydraulic bottle jacks setting on a thick steel plate on the crib pile raising a house 6 inches at a time. From that we went to a unified jacking system that would raise a house up 18 inches at a time in about 5 minutes. It is heavy work, but very rewarding. We used 6x8 inch oak blocks 5 ft. long for cribbing. Broke the tip of my index finger on my right hand on one job. Was working in the winter wearing gloves and the frost stuck the glove to a steel plate. Dropped a jack onto a steel plate but when I went to let go and pull my hand away, the glove stuck to the steel. That hurt like hell. Still enjoyed the work. Moved the house I live in. Bought it from a Utility Company in RI for $2500 Lost track how many jobs I worked on. We moved a small ranch house for an elderly couple one time. They lived right in the house while we moved it. Not usually done that way, but they had no where to stay so they would sit in their car during the day and watch us work only to go back in the house at the end of the work day when the house was safely shored up for the night.
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I'm in the planning stages of having my house raised. the piers have sunk some in the past 75 yrs and the past owners decided to haul in dirt to level the yard over the years.

The guys I plan on using utilize the unified lifting system. The lift wont take too long but the pier rehab is going to be $$$.
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Default Steam Traction Moving the Hotel, 1919-1921, Hibbing, MN

Between 1919 and 1921, the town of Hibbing, MN, was entirely moved a couple of miles south to uncover a rich bed of iron ore. This photo appears to show the moving of the Colonia Hotel. I stayed there for a month around 1973 (top right window), the building was not very level any more.
This real photo postcard came from the Aubin Photo Studio. Aubin (3 generations) photographed much of the history of the Iron Range, I sure hope that the Iron Range Interpretive Center in Chisholm has all their photos.
Please identify the steam traction engine, thank you.
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Large Nichols and Shepard 35hp ?
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