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Need a tool for lifting a radiator

ansky201ansky201 Posts: 1Member
I have a cast iron radiator that needs to be re-pitched because the block of wood that was used previously has cracked. I need a jack (or similar tool) that can fit in the 1-inch gap between the floor and the radiator to raise it up about 1 more inch so I can slide a new block of wood under it. Does anyone have any suggestions for a tool I can use?


  • hot_rodhot_rod Posts: 11,252Member
    a crowbar and block of wood?

    An inner tube and air pump
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
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  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Posts: 2,818Member
    edited May 15
    I picked my car up with it when it fell off the jack. I don't know if it was this one, or one a little heavier.
    Edit: I actually remember it better. My sister got a flat and was against a tall curb and I couldn't get the jack under the frame. So I used that grizzly bar with a block to lift the car so the jack could be placed in the right spot.
  • Steve MinnichSteve Minnich Posts: 2,309Member
    I got out of the trenches 6 months ago but I never met a radiator that I couldn't lift one side of for at least 15 seconds or so.
    Steve Minnich
    Tell me I can't, and I'll show you I can.
  • RapidRoyRapidRoy Posts: 3Member
    I use a ladder and ratchet straps to raise stuff. This way it's held up without rushing. Reset a 5 section oil boiler that had slipped off crappy blocks with a couple of 2 inch straps.
  • Big Ed_4Big Ed_4 Posts: 1,118Member
    Cats paw and wood
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
  • edited May 17
    Good to 300 lbs.

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  • Intplm.Intplm. Posts: 680Member
    Google up "Johnson Bar, or Pry Truck". It looks like this.
    Used this tool many times for large heavy objects, radiators, large boiler sections. They can even be used to shift boilers into place.
  • HydroNiCKHydroNiCK Posts: 78Member
  • brandonfbrandonf Posts: 160Member
    Burke bar. 😎
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  • Steve MinnichSteve Minnich Posts: 2,309Member
    I’ve got the pry truck too. One of my favorites tools. I’ve moved 8’ sheet metal brakes with it. It’s a BEAST.
    Steve Minnich
    Tell me I can't, and I'll show you I can.
  • Intplm.Intplm. Posts: 680Member
    @Steve Minnich I gotta tell ya. That pry truck has saved my back many times. Simple , strong and reliable with a great lineage.......must have been invented the the Egyptians , Romans or Greeks.
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