1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data What is the upward force required to make pipe start to move? There is a fixed point and a 36 inch shaft. The force would be applied 36 inches away to the point. The load is 1700lbs. The end point only needs to come up enough so that the static friction of the pipe is broke so that they start to roll and will be close together. 2. Relevant equations downward force= 1700lbs static friction=.78 (not sure if this is right) 3. The attempt at a solution n=1700lbs*9.8 Forceup=?