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awagley101
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Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)

I found someone that like 30 mins away from me that is selling a brand new treated wood deck.. it is 8X12. He is going to sell me the deck for 175(cant even buy the wood for that) BUT it is my Job to move that big sucker. I was hoping the OT had some good ideas on how to move it.


I have a medium size JohnDeere Tractor and a large double axle trailer at my disposal.

I am thinking about doing this over the weekend. ANY pointers are welcomed


LSUWoodworker
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
get 2 or 3 4x6x16 peices of lumber and place them under the deck and use as a skid


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TexTiga
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SugarLand , Tx
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
Bring some help , cut it in half so it is 4 x 12 stack it on the big trailer and haul butt


LSUWoodworker
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
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cut it in half so it is 4 x 1



This too works


Neauxla
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
Know anyone w/ a flat bet truck and a fork lift?


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awagley101
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
i want to keep it in 1 piece if that is possible...
I was thinking that the skid is prolly the best way...

I just hope that it is worth all the work i will have to put into it


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ashy larry
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
how much would the lumber cost to build the deck? I can't see how moving it would be easier than just building a new one. That could be built in a matter of hours.

If I were to move it, I'd do it in one of two ways.

1) completely break it down so it can be handled easily then rebuild it.

2) use jacks and blocks to raise it up, then back a trailer underneath it. let it down, then secure it.
This post was edited on 9/27 at 11:41 am


awagley101
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Opelousas
Member since May 2011
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
the wood on the deck alone cost more than 175...

SO it not really an option.. But im hoping t hat the deck fits on my trailer..


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Yellowstone
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
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use jacks and blocks to raise it up, then back a trailer underneath it. let it down, then secure it.

Do this since you're so close..


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Bleeding purple
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Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
Estimated weight of the deck assuming 2x6 decking and 2x6 supports every 2 ft and about 10 lbs of harware would be somewhere in the 650-750 lb range. Prep you site at home to put the deck. Get 5 to 7 buddies, and a case of beer. Ice the beer at your house and have the wife start making some burgers. Bring buddies to house, lift deck onto the trailer, strap down well, transport home. At home unload the trailer and position the deck where you want it, (you will not get this group back together again). Once in place shake hands, share beer and watch LSU kick Kentucky's ass.



If you have to move the deck very far to or from the trailer, get 4-6 pieces of 10' platic sewer pipe and roll it out of the yard liek the egyptians moved stones.








The jack idea is a good one but with a total weight of only 700 ish lbs. Two guys should be able to lift one side, tilting it up, while you back under it part way and then all three of you should be able to push it on the trailer.


Lift with your legs and dont forget to get gloves for all your helpers.
This post was edited on 9/27 at 12:05 pm


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poule deau
Member since Jan 2009
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
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had some good ideas on how to move it


I moved a kids playhouse about this size once.

I used a boat trailer without the side rails. Put an eyebolt into the side of the deck and use pvc pipe (3" or 4"), some landscape timbers and the trailer winch to "walk" it up the trailer. Use the pvc under the deck to roll to the front of the trailer.

Secure and drive away.


meauxjeaux2
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watson
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
Call in a wrecker with a roll back.
Problem solved


bakersman
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
tear it down and rebuild it.


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TortiousTiger
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
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cant even buy the wood for that


dont know where you buy your wood...

7 eight foot 2x6's $35 (4.98 each)
2 twelve foot 2x6's $16 (7.98 each)
17 twelve foot 5/4x6's $102 (5.98 each)

The wood would cost $153 from Lowes, prolly even cheaper if you bought local.
This post was edited on 9/27 at 12:16 pm


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hiroller
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The Palms
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
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Call in a wrecker with a roll back.
Problem solved
....This


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awagley101
New Orleans Saints Fan
Opelousas
Member since May 2011
297 posts

re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
I like the way you think TCU...
thanks for all the help... Now i just need to put one of these plans into motion..


I also have to prep the Area...

I have a medium size rubber Fish Pond with a pump... if anyone is interested


White Roach
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Madisonville, LA
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
About a half dozen 2' or 3' lengths of 4" PVC should do the trick. Flip the deck on it's 12' edge on top of your rollers and start pushing. As the deck rolls off of the last piece of pipe, leapfrog it to the front. Repeat.

Unless you intend to put the deck directly on the ground, the bitch is going be getting the joists aligned with your piers. Make sure your new site is level (or at least flat) and have something available to use as a lever (a 6' or 8' 2x or an appliance dolly)

Good luck!


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Ric Flair
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Charlotte
Member since Oct 2005
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re: Moving a 8x12 Deck(Treated Wood)
My advice is to make sure 8x12 is big enough for what you want. I'd go bigger if possible. I'd also make sure he used screws and not nails to build it.


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