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    I can not afford to buy aluminum trench shoring right now but need some.
    On small 3'w x 5'L x 6' deep trenches does anyone have any good pictures of wood shoring they have made or used in the past? Thanks!
    Bryce
    Seattle Drain Service

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    Re: shoring Ideas and pictures needed.

    You don't have to buy shoring. Just about any major construction rent/lease outfit will rent you the shoring. I used to rent it by the week, and it wasn't even that expensive. Keeping the guy down in the excavation safe is the most important thing. With the manufactured shoring it is SO simple and easy to move around and hence keep the "low man" safe.

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      Re: shoring Ideas and pictures needed.

      about 3/4 down on the page
      http://www.des.umd.edu/os/trenching/plan.html

      http://www.basiccarpentrytechniques....0Shoring2.html
      this one is for more unstable soils,
      http://www.basiccarpentrytechniques....0Shoring3.html

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ex...-timbering.png

      is renting a possibility?
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        Re: shoring Ideas and pictures needed.

        Thanks for the links BHD you always have a lot of info that you remember.
        I have rented before and am looking to buy some but I have been getting these very tiny areas where there is a house on one side and a property line or fence real close where the neighbor will allow no trespass on their property and the sewer is deep 6-9 feet. I want my guys safe I want the inspector to pass the job and I want the customer to get a working sewer system.
        Seattle Drain Service

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        • #5
          Re: shoring Ideas and pictures needed.


          Why not go right to the source, OSHA 29CFR1926 Subpart P -Excavation and Trenching. Look at the tables in the appendices for using timber shoring, hydraulic shoring, etc. Bear in mind that if you deviate from the tables with timber shoring the system needs to be designed by a licensed engineer. Over 4 foot deep you have to have a means of egress (ladder, etc.) within 25 feet of anyone working in the excavation. At 5 foot deep you have to evaluate it as a confined space. There is mountains of free information on excavation work on the OSHA web site.

          1926 Subpart P - Excavations
          I can not afford to buy aluminum trench shoring
          I don't think you can afford NOT to use proper shoring. Beg, borrow, steal, or rent what you need. If you are putting anyone in there besides yourself you will be wishing you had used shoring when the lawyers come knocking on your door.

          Don't forget you can also use benching or sloping if space allows.
          "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
          John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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