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Old 03-08-2015, 09:40 AM   #1
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Floor supports

I am looking for a source of adjustable floor supports. These are the stainless poles that run from the Salon floor support beams to the stringers. I started some maintenance on my genset and found that the PO installed the genset in front of a support post and the access panel cant be removed without removing the pole. Its the front engine end of the unit where the pumps and belts are. I had to beat the support out of the way to remove it. I would like a support with a screw jack that could easily be adjusted and removed. The current post ids one solid piece with a socket on the top and welded flange on the bottom. Size is probably 3'-4'. I have searched the net and come up empty.
Thanks, Dave

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Old 03-08-2015, 10:20 AM   #2
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There is a non adjustable one in my trawler. Used a small automotive hydraulic bottle jack and a 2 x 4 to lift the floor. Maybe an easier solution for quick removal.


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Old 03-08-2015, 10:44 AM   #3
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Wouldn't a simple screw jack like this do the job?
These are fairly heavy but if you google screw jack there are plenty to choose from.
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:54 AM   #4
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I agree just temporarily jack it up a fraction.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:32 PM   #5
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A couple of suggestions that i've used before. Cut down a construction "acrow prop". They are adhustable in length and then you still have the thread to adjust. The second is to get a piece of 11/2 galv plumbing pipe, 11/2" flange , a 11/2 to 1" reducer and a 1"x 4" nipple, a 12" length of 1" screwed rod, a couple of 1" nuts (one to adjust and one to use a a jam nut. 1" flange . File out1" nipple to fit screwed rod, assemble flanges on pipe, assemble coupling as logic suggests place in situ, screw nut down on to 1" nipple to tighten and then tighten 2nd nut to use as a am nut. If you need a sketch send me a P.M. and I'll email a sketch. Cheap, cheerful , parts at your hardware store. no special tools, need hacksaw, and 2 spanners.
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:00 PM   #6
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FighterPilot had a post "34 LRC Hull Construction" Within the string I posted what I used for jacks using aluminum ridged electrical conduit.

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