To me, a crow bar is long and straight, but that may be Brit-speak. What
I am calling a wrecking bar is shorter and has a slight bend at one end
and almost a "U" bend at the other. More convenient to handle than the
former. I use the end with the slight bend.
On 09/04/07 08:07 pm Joe Giacobello wrote:
> If that's the same as a crow bar, then that's what I do.
>>> I received an email inquiry this morning about how I actually start
>>> my crank-up tower tilting over so that the weight of the tower is off
>>> dead center and starts it decent unaided. For those of you who
>>> haven't had the pleasure it is not easy. I have tried several levers
>>> and fulcums and have yet to get the right combination. I have also
>>> toyed with the idea of a metal bracket to slide under the tower leg
>>> and provide a surface to place a bottle jack under the bracket. As I
>>> am writing this the idea of putting a chain with it's ends bolted
>>> together under the leg and using a car jack comes to mind. So my
>>> question is what methods have you tried and been successful with. Is
>>> the "end all silver bullet approach" out there?
>> I've used a wrecking bar between the bottom of the tower proper and
>> the mounting plate of my UST HDX-555.
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