BUTLER, Ohio – When Dennis Miller decided to move a 24-by-50-foot storage building to a new location on his farm near Butler, Ohio, he decided to keep it simple and move it himself with the help of a few neighbors.
Prep work for the move consisted of cutting the building from its foundation, bracing the inside and installing steel straps to hold steel pipe around the perimeter of the building.
Friends and neighbors arrived in horse-drawn buggies and pickups to help with the task.
They appraised the building and the course of its move 100 feet. The move involved turning the structure 90 degrees.
Sixty or more strong backs bent to lift the building off the ground. On command, the building rose two feet into the air. Four minutes and 14 seconds later it rested on the new foundation.
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