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    Default Emergency exit from storm shelter (dedsign problem)

    A question that is a follow up to my emergency storm shelter exit,(5/12 /13).

    I have 50' of 60"" corrugated pipe for the project on order. It weighs in at 55#/ ft. I'll get three sections. Ideally I will get 17 ' sections.

    Question. What's the best technique to safely handle large diameter pipe?Can an attachment be fabricated to more safely handle the pipe? I have a
    IH (model 374 )tractor/fel and a mini excavator ( Takeuchi TB016 ) both have a lifting capacity of approx 1000#s . Would wide nylon slings be best?

    TIA

    GGK
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    I have lift longer sections of culvert but a lot smaller and lighter then you are looking at. I used a 16' length of 4x4 hung off the excavator bucket. With the beam hanging level it was quick and easy to grab a section of pipe move it to and lower it in the ditch. Both ends of the 4x4 had short lengths of chain with hooks that I used to grab the ends of the culvert.

    The photo is one I grabbed off the net.
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    Default Re: Emergency exit from storm shelter (dedsign problem)

    We throw a strap around the middle of it and adjust it to hang level .

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin37b View Post
    We throw a strap around the middle of it and adjust it to hang level .
    I had a lot of pipe to install so the beam was quicker once leveled. For three sections depending on how much room you have either way would work.

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    Default Re: Emergency exit from storm shelter (dedsign problem)

    Here's a way that has been used for decades. Maybe you could do something similar?
    http://www.arabianoilandgas.com/pict...pelaying_1.jpg

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