yes your right when you knock a supporting wall down you put acro props in every few feet to stop the building falling down and the you usually put a concrete or wood lintel or beam as somepeople call them and then you cement all up and then take the acros out.
Yes Viv you are correct with the help of Google
I knew what they are without any help
We used them 30 and a bit years ago when knocking a dividing wall down in our first house.
They support the wall your taking down ,if you know what I mean,they can be adjusted to most heights and locked into position.
We really needed them in the Den when Mr M knocked out a bedroom wall,alas he had to make do with wooden roof beams that were propped up at an angle
Sorry Damian our knowledge of Acros doesn't help your predicament,hope you find some soon.
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 03áJuneá2009 at 10:11pm - IP Logged
Acro props are for holding up floors...if you are putting a R.S.J up or to suspend a wall...))Long pipe type efort with a strew type of thred in between to take the tention up))...You may see them more inside buildings holding up shutering to poure concrete down onto them....Can be hired from most hire places in Corfu...Chris
Message posted by Bob and Wendy (Uncle Bob) on 04áJuneá2009 at 1:08am - IP Logged
Bob and Wendy
Of course they are used in Corfu, the terminals are not quite the same as those in the UK, a type of Acro Prop is also used to support the timber framework used as shuttering for concrete floors as well.
Dont know about hireing though, but builders machinery and plant sales would have them or could get them.
There are some old shortened ones in San Stephanos(NE)used to support rickety little jettys over by the fishing boats.
Message posted by Lavinia on 04áJuneá2009 at 1:28am - IP Logged
Well I am completely amazed! I actually thought "acro props" were to do with acrobatics - maybe a circus school - or trapeze artists? Thank you for educating me - this forum teaches me something new every day........
Message posted by diane and steve on 04áJuneá2009 at 1:39am - IP Logged
i know loads about acrow props lavinia
i am a scaffolding engineer(yes honestly!!)they are used extensively on the continent for temporary support for both new build formwork(to support the uncured concrete)and for renovation and alterations to existing buildings.
Not used as much in the uk now as the rgulations are a lot tighter and the props can be misused.
there are only about 10 consultancies in the uk that do what i do so its a bit specialised and few women consultants(i only know of 2 others)
no chance of me doing the same job in corfu though!!
Message posted by Terry and Julia on 04áJuneá2009 at 8:46am - IP Logged
Deedee, I honestly don't think you would wish to swap heads with me as my imagination has always been very vivid and quite random!!! I absolutely hate ironing with a vengeance so anything to do with washing and drying clothes means eventual ironing which is something I avoid at all costs. Circuses, however, are much more exciting so my mind immediately turns from the mundane to the more exotic!!! This can sometimes get me into awful trouble........I think it is much safer to have your head than mine.
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