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Posted By Ole Toad Frog on 09/06/2008 11:53 PM
Posted By leonpete on 09/06/2008 9:30 PM
Oh yes, the roof now weights in at 164 lbs. I can still lift it but would be easier with 2 people.

You went this far and it is very nice staging area so why not automate the roof or counter weight it? Old homes had counter weights on windows and I see some places still sell the old ones. Just my 3cents /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/satisfied.gif" border=0>

Gas filled "lifters" (like use on automotive 'Hatchbacks') might do well. I am not sure how they are spec'd, but I bet a couple at each joist would sure help.
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