Quoted from yaksplat:
The wall I've been worrying about has finally gone up. This one is 12' high and 22' long with an LVL beam and a 2x10 spreader between the window and transom. The two of those weigh about 300 pounds and are high up on the wall, which would have made this a brutal lift. For a rough opening over 12', even by a few inches, code says that you must have 6 full studs on either side of the header. I decided to lift this one with the loader. It's finally dry enough to not make a complete mess. I hooked the straps from the forks to the header and just lifted slowly, watching both of the kickers at the bottom of the wall. As long as those didn't move, everything would go up smoothly. It worked out fantastically.
Wow, this is one hell of a project. I am very impressed so far.
When we purchased our new house 14 years ago with a walkout basement we had the basement finished to be a pinball centric gameroom with a pool table and other games as well. Kudos to you for doing a great job and keep the photos coming.