Thursday, September 4, 2014

How to Remove an Aging Patio Cover - Part 2 of 6 - Removed Wood Rafters Supports

Fig.1 Burkebar
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Burkebar Metal Prybar 56 inches

This post shows four steps on how to remove the rafters blocks from the patio cover.  

A good friend hired my services to remove his aging patio cover in his backyard and install a new garage kit purchased on-line, install a garage gate and remove an aging patio cover. His back fence was adjacent to an alley.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the Burkebar ready to be used. The Burkebar is a heavy pry bar perfect to demolish a patio cover. The 3-inch spring-steel head is curved to create better leverage when taking apart wood blocks.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows that the burkebar purpose is an all purpose demolition and construction bar used to remove cement forms.
Step 3: Fig.3 through fig.5 shows Gary using the Burkebar knocking the rafters blocks supports right out of the wood rafters.

Fig.3 Blocks falling out 
of the wood rafters!
Fig.4 Gary is near the edges 
of the Patio Cover
Fig.5 Only one block left to go
Step 4: Fig.6 shows the wood block completely removed from the wood patio rafters.
Fig.6 Block and metal nails removed

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