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Old 04-05-2015, 10:38 PM   #1
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Help! Shell coming off

What type of screws do you recommend to attach 2x4's to ribs?
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:02 AM   #2
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Which ribs? The shell ribs?as in the ones that go from floor-wall-roof then back to the floor?

What are you planning to 'hang' on the 2x4? Ideally you would want the floor to support the 'load'...
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Why damage the ribs with screws?
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:30 AM   #4
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Which ribs? The shell ribs?as in the ones that go from floor-wall-roof then back to the floor?

What are you planning to 'hang' on the 2x4? Ideally you would want the floor to support the 'load'...
I believe the OP is not intending to hang anything on the 2x4s, but rather use them for bracing when removing the shell from the frame. I could be wrong.
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How are you executing your lift, ie. jacking up against the bracing you are talking about installing, or hoisting from above? If you are hoisting, then bracing is not needed.
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I lifted mine last week with just a 2x6 and a pair of chain hoists--no issues. I'm indoors though and have no concerns of wind or other external factors.

If I was out doors I might consider bracing and anchoring it to protect from wind.
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1/4 inch is more than enough
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