Using a Zip Line for Quick Demo Removal - AKA "The Flying Bathtub"comments (8) February 10th, 2011 in Blogs, Project Gallery
Above and beyond (the landscaping and) the call of duty
In the process of remodeling a third floor bedroom/bath, we were faced with the dilemma of finding a way to quickly, safely, and efficiently remove all the demo materials. Going up and down three flights of stairs through a house with tight turns and high-end finishes, proceeding outside and then venturing up steep hardscaping steps - in all, a few hundred feet of time-consuming time, slow-moving work. A traditional demo chute couldn't be used because of the landscaping/location of the house.
Our lead carpenter on site alleviated the problem with a zip line from the 3rd floor to a dumpster a 100+ feet away. Debris went down (ever see a flying bathtub before?); materials and tools went up. Here's a clip of the zip line in action, complete with flying bathtub:
Design or Plan used: My own design - Pine Street Carpenters, Inc.
posted in: Blogs, Project Gallery, remodeling, bathtub, demo removal, zip line
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