Slick! I LIKE it! Thanks for the tip . . .
I expect that I may use this hint at my water-access-only property to get materials from the shore to a worksite somewhat inland. Thanks . . .
Nice tip - and a couple of modifications could apply. Instead of a bolt through the beam use straps or rope to fashion a sling - leaves the beam undamaged. Secondly, try a chain fall to raise the beam instead of the come-along. The third tip: keep the handle of the come-along controlling the back-guyline on the beam side so you can reach it from the top of the boom and move the beam into position. Lastly, for safety, add a front guy-line to keep the boom from falling backward if/when it gets unloaded/unbalanced.
I used a smaller mixing whip with a Ryobi rechargeable drill when leveling and repairing my basement concrete floor. Not using concrete however, mostly mortar mix and a self-leveling blend for final pour before laying slate. Now I have bigger toys . . .
This sounds like a good idea when draining the water lines for winter in the camp. In the past I've relied on gravity or an air compressor to clear the lines, but using the shop vac sounds a lot easier . . . now for the fittings . . .
I may be using this tip to set piers on bedrock for a workshop that I'm building for myself up in northern NY. Adding a magnetic compass to the jig could help with orientation once the tube is cut. (Or just mark the lowest point. . .)
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