Originally Posted by aart
They ever fix the leaky roof?
Sorry, maybe I missed that post?
I use a hand truck to move big rolls of fencing, and a lot of other things....
.....rarely actually lift anything, slide it out of van onto hand truck and roll it to where I need it.
You can 'walk' plywood sheets instead of lifting or dragging it.
No, they haven't been in the area yet. That's what we have to wait for.
We have built several buildings and moved many sheets of plywood, from the driveway, past the house to the coop locations. This is more plywood than we've ever had at one time, 32 sheets of it. Not an easy task. Remember, it's like building 6 coops at once so more supplies than normal to move. We can't negotiate the narrow, winding path between the garden fencing and other coops or around the other side and the satellite dish array, an even longer path to the garage side of the building with all this stuff. No sidewalks, no gravel, just dirt and roots sticking up to get stuck on or trip over while carrying unwieldy sheets of plywood. It's about 200 ft from house to barn site through a maze of "stuff", maybe I misjudged that, have not actually measured.
This barn location is even harder than the rest. Hand trucks are great....in the land of sidewalks. A hand truck is completely useless here. There is no concrete, no walkway, nothing but forest ground to walk it over. The easiest/shortest point-A-to-point-B place for us to get it to the barn and where we want them to dump the lumber is on the power line easement road where the guys offloaded the building itself but we have to get it from there across woods floor to the barn. We had to cut the perimeter fence for the barn guys to bring it across a short distance through the trees to the site. It's still just held by some loose wire, not permanently fixed yet so we can just undo it.
What we plan to do is use the lawn tractor cart, put sheets of plywood across it, he'll drive slowly, I'll try to keep it balanced and on the cart as we go from the road across to the barn, hopefully, no actual carrying required other than lift it into the barn to stack it. The lumber itself is easier, just get 2-3 at a time (or stack a row on top of a sheet of plywood) and go across in stages.
This is where we have to get the supplies from, taken standing from the bank above the rock wall when the truck got here:
From the garage door straight to the right to where that truck is, that's the route. Hand trucks are pretty much useless on uneven, rocky, leaf-mold piled ground, if I even had one.
Edited by speckledhen - 2/2/16 at 5:21am