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tmonahan
03-14-2007, 06:45 AM
I know that i can't be the only person on this world that can't find a good template or some good drawings for an A-Frame Scaffolding..By putting two together and placing planks on the rungs...looks something like this.. any help..please

kc8pql
03-14-2007, 07:24 AM
They're really nothing but tall saw horses. This isn't a great pic but maybe you can see enough to get the basic idea. Use plywood gussets at the apex and a brace lower down on each side to add stability. Flare the legs out so the base is wider than the top.

http://i5.tinypic.com/2e0ut5j.jpg

Rational Root
03-14-2007, 07:28 AM
try these

http://www.rutlands.co.uk/images/DKA74.jpg

http://www.rutlands.co.uk/cgi-bin/psProdDet.cgi/DKA74

Dave


I know that i can't be the only person on this world that can't find a good template or some good drawings for an A-Frame Scaffolding..By putting two together and placing planks on the rungs...looks something like this.. any help..please

capt jake
03-14-2007, 07:34 AM
http://www.rutlands.co.uk/images/DKA74.jpg

Now those look pretty slick! I wonder if they are available on this side of the pond?

rbgarr
03-14-2007, 07:40 AM
Yes they are (Lowe's, HD) but some are more splayed than others so look carefully.

capt jake
03-14-2007, 07:52 AM
Yes they are (Lowe's, HD) but some are more splayed than others so look carefully.

In looking at the pictures, that is what caught my eye. They don't appear to be splayed out like most. In the future, I am going to need about 12 of them, though mostly temporary, so I thought these might be a good alternative to permanant ones.

Paul Girouard
03-14-2007, 09:01 AM
I have three sets , I use them for siding / soffits etc . I put hinges , heavy duty strap type , on the top so they fold flat fot transport , Simple like Kc's on a concrete floor or where the legs spreading looks possible I nail a 2 by about 1/2 way down to prevent any spreading.

Mine are made of 2x6 and are 20 years old , they are well used. Those brackets are crap they'll loosen up in no time and your staging will become wobbly.

merlinron
03-14-2007, 05:42 PM
paul's right... the best thing you can do if you want to use that type of scaffolding is make your own "A-frames".

merlinron
03-14-2007, 05:46 PM
capt. jake,

the pic is just for display... the legs in those brackets are only about 1 ft. long if that. extend the legs to a 30 or 36 inch working hieght and they'll be much farther apart.

Chan
03-15-2007, 11:33 AM
Pauls got the right idea, simple strap hinges, 2x4 legs with 5/4 spruce steps spaced a couple feet apart, you can easily screw extensions to the legs for uneven ground. Piece of strapping to keep em from spreading, simple, light, strong.
Paul,
Used to use em all the time for the same stuff, then bought pipes and al. pumps, wish I still had a few "high horses" for those quick jobs, instead of carting around a bunch of expensive hardware that requires a full size truck just to transport.

Paul Girouard
03-15-2007, 11:44 PM
They are handy , here they are set up to frame this roof.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b299/PEG688/July2611.jpg

I have the wooden pole pumpjacks , I've had them for years , bought them before the alu. pole system came out.

Tylerdurden
03-16-2007, 04:48 AM
I made a set out of welded up cyclone fencing. One sets top post was a larger Id than the other allowing then to fold flat. With a buzz box or mig welder it can be short work. I like the ones made out of lumber but I had a line on a pile of fence take down so the free option jumped out at me. Man I am cheap!

tmonahan
03-17-2007, 01:31 PM
Thanks for all of you that took the time to anwser my question...However i recall seeing on "THis Old House" or something like that; a video or plans for one that was built with a threaded rod on the top ( to allow for transporting flat) and i guess some sort of strap to keep them from widening...One frame fits into another, and a wood strap on the sides to keep its shape and safety..

Seems it could be easy, but i thought i would seek some advice before venturing in to the unknown. I want to create platforms to work on a boat with planks..

thanks to all

ted

Chan
03-19-2007, 05:23 PM
Paul
I had wooden poles for years, used to get 20 and 24' southern yellow pine poles from Wood Structures, a truss manufacturer in the area. They lasted forever. But with osha and the work stations and nets you can't beat aluma poles. Plus you olnly need 2 for every 24' of plank.