Title:
Drywall buddy bar
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The invention comprises two adjustable T-Bars attached to any common drywall scaffold. A single person can place a sheet of drywall or any sheet building material onto the T-Bars and by pulling a spring loaded pin and lifting one side, and then the other, raise the material to the ceiling and the bars will hold it in place ready to install.



Inventors:
Hughes, Gary M. (Pawhuska, OK, US)
Application Number:
12/228519
Publication Date:
02/18/2010
Filing Date:
08/14/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E04G25/06
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Primary Examiner:
SMITH, ERIN W
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Gary Hughes (Pawhuska, OK, US)
Claims:
1. What is claimed is an improved and novel way of lifting drywall and other sheet building materials up to the ceiling for installation. Other drywall panel lifts are bulky, expensive and require benches, ladders or other tools to be placed under them for the installer to stand on in order to install the material. With the Buddy Bars attached to any common drywall scaffold the installer is standing directly below the sheet material onto the scaffold platform while he/she lifts and adjusts the material into place and is ready to then fasten the material immediately without having to go get a ladder and position it several times while fastening the material, thereby saving time, money and physical energy. Buddy Bars are light weight and easy to use with the spring loaded pin mechanism enabling the installer to incrementally raise the material and rest at any point during the process.

Description:

The Buddy Bar is a drywall or building material lifting device that is attached onto the ladder section of any common drywall scaffold. It is comprised of a top horizontal bar or tube attached to a vertical bar/tube in the shape of a “T”. The vertical tube or bar has holes drilled into it to accept the spring pin attached to the outer tube, thereby allowing the installer to incrementally lift the material hole by hole or as desired by simply pulling and releasing the spring loaded pin.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

Figure one is a frontal view showing the three bars/tubes, the top bar, inner bar with holes, and outer bar with spring loaded pin attached.

Figure two shows the Buddy Bar attached to the ladder section of a typical scaffold.

Figure three shows two Buddy Bars attached to a complete scaffolding assembly in it's preferred embodiment.

Figure four shows an exploded view of the Buddy Bar.