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  • 1) Prepares buildings for moving from one site to another on trailer truck or rollers, determining most suitable technique based on knowledge of structures and moving-permit regulations: Observes size, shape, and position of building to determine placement of beams and route of travel.

  • 2) Cuts large buildings into sections, using carpentry tools, to facilitate moving building, and to comply with permit regulations.

  • 3) Breaks holes in foundation or removes underpinning, using steel cutters and carpentry tools.

  • 4) Directs workers in positioning timbers or steel beams under house.

  • 5) Positions jacks under beams and raises house.

  • 6) Rolls pneumatic-tired dollies under beams, lowers house onto dollies, and fastens dollies to beams, using chains.

  • 7) Bolts crossbeam to supporting beams to provide tow-bar to move house.

  • 8) Attaches winch-cable to crossbeams.

  • 9) Directs TRACTOR-TRAILER-TRUCK DRIVER in moving building to new location and positioning it on new site.

  • 10) May turn guilding arm of rear dollies, using block and tackle to assist truck driver to negotiate sharp turns.

  • 11) May erect foundation.

  • 12) May lower and level house on foundation at new location, using hydraulic jacks.

  • 13) May confer with city and highway officials to obtain permit to move house over streets and roads.





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DOT:   869.261-010

Job Number: 5016