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Innovative Way to Carry Lumber in a Carcomments (26) December 10th, 2009 in blogs, videos
Here's a funny, or not-so-funny, video shared with me on Facebook. It shows a clever way a Russian fellow found to transport a load of wood from the lumberyard. I notice he doesn't have any flags...
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!
|How to SAFELY Transport Lumber
• ARTICLE: Tying Down Lumber
• VIDEO: Tying Down Lumber for Transport
• ARTICLE: Tips on Transporting Plywood
Tips for keeping lumber from taking flight (excerpt from Gary Williams' article Tying Down Lumber):
- Use several short ropes, not one long one. This gives redundancy that one long piece doesn’t offer.
- Learn three knots: A bowline, a slipknot and a half hitch. Together, these three basic knots are usually called a trucker’s hitch and provide a sure, simple means of cinching down the load and quick release when you are safely in the driveway. The load is cinched down and tied off in at least two separate places; should one rope or knot fail, the others are still on the job. Read Gary Williams' article or watch his video for more details on tying them.
- Don’t use polypropylene rope—the cheap yellow stuff—because it won’t hold a knot. Instead look for 3⁄8-in. braided or three-strand nylon.
Do you have any tips for keeping lumber tied down securely? Post a comment below.
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