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Jungle 09-01-2013 12:23 PM

How strong do you think this is?
 
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Seems to be 3/4" oak(?) plywood, mitred and i guess glued and pinned together. Strange thing the previous owner, who installed this, went to college for carpentry and his father built the house, but i think he was a bit retarded. I even found some old drafting charts with his name on it in the basement. And no there is nothing inside the pillar.
I guess i would use the jack post then replace it, i need to match the finish with the other post i put in. Or would you just leave it?


Jungle 09-03-2013 01:43 PM

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Ya i guess that is not that much pressure on there, basically holding 2 joists on either side. Actually the inspector i hired in the beginning told me to it should be jack bellow and a post in the stair case box. I guess he was wrong. I later found out he was friends with the re agent! Man i've had a few mistakes in the house.
Above the post in nothing the false wall a few inches to the left. Also given that the upstairs will no longer be used for walking around there should be little worries. I am still going to double up those ceiling joist that are over spanned, it will look better anyways.


Jungle 09-03-2013 01:50 PM

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Since i got your attention you can look at the new upstairs scheme. That first wall is definitely structural. I don't think i should really take out the middle posts on the two sides, since the rule of thumb is never disturb a structural wall. I was think putting some glass in there, but then realize it could break and shatter over some one, not good. Just finish it nicely and put a wind chime in there will be cool.
The second wall is definitely false with not much in there. Still i wonder if it will look strange without it? I don't know who the hell i going to get up to the top of the ceiling on the left side to finish it? I'd need a 10' or 12' step ladder, or try and finish it from the right side.
The guy stan put new dry wall over old rotten dry wall and brown fiber board that is all bit a moldy, what a maroon@! I am just hopeing there is none up on the high ceiling, shouldn't matter as it is exposed to the out side air vents.


Jungle 09-05-2013 11:57 AM

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Here's the latest photo, you still think 2 posts is enough? You choices are 2,4 or 6 ?

I was thinking if i take out that post then i could take out the other pieces too? see X's , considering the overspanned joisted will all be replaced with two 2x6"x13' new lumber, and no walking up there other than platform.


Jungle 09-05-2013 11:57 AM

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Here's the latest photo, you still think 2 posts is enough? You choices are 2,4 or 6 ?

I was thinking if i take out that post then i could take out the other pieces too? see X's , considering the overspanned joisted will all be replaced with two 2x6"x13' new lumber, and no walking up there other than platform.



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