DM> I am considering moving a house to some land we own. My question
DM> is,how big a house can I move? Strangely enough, I have had a very
DM> difficult time getting a house mover to give me some solid numbers! Of
DM> course,they always say it is easier to move a ranch, but beyond that,
DM> they start hemming and hawing. They will say something like, "Well it
DM> is expensive to cut up a two story" or "the roadways are about 25ft
DM> wide" or, "well, the route is determined by the DOT which is out of
DM> our control so it depends on that". Well, there must be some
DM> dimensions that are considered reasonable! I understand the fact
DM> that a two story is too high, but how about a cape cod that is 1 1/2
DM> stories? Does anyone have a rough idea of what width, length, and
DM> height(from sill to roof peak) is reasonable?
Where I was raised the house across the street was moved. I don't
recall seeing it done (too young) but it's a two story house with a
steep roof, so probably closer to 2« stories. The owner was very
picky: he had holes drilled in his table legs so he wouldn't have to
see the lamp cord dangling (the cords were fed through the hollowed
It will be necessary to coordinate with the utility companies, police
to direct traffic, etc. Power lines crossing the road will have to
come down, traffic signals across the path will have to be taken down
and remounted. Obviously can't take a route that has a bridge or a
skywalk across it!
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