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Old 06-06-2013, 09:57 AM  
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Roof gable above this wall? Ceiling joist ends, siting on this wall above?



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Old 06-06-2013, 10:13 AM  
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No roof gable. This addition was built off the side of the house and the Ceiling joists sit on the wall.



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Old 06-06-2013, 10:27 AM  
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With the wood siding it’s easy to check it with a pen knife or an ice pick to see if its soft. I agree don’t remove it if it’s not rotted. Chances are everything is good above the rim as Neal mentioned. Getting the equipment out of the room and a couple sheets of paneling down will tell you much more. The flooring can be tested for rot also and the bad stuff removed to see what you have.

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On the outside of the building is there a deffinite line like the soffet or trim that you could trust was level when the addition was added. What I am looking for is something that was level, "can't trust siding" so we can measure down a distance at the corner and the other two corners, so you can tie string there and use a string level while you are lifting.

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On the level line yes, the other room of the addition is well built and level. It's the side along the rim joist. I don't have a good level line on the side with the floor joist other than the remaining good part of the joist which is still level from the house to the center footing. It's basically just the last 5-6' from the corner that's sagging.

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Oh; is this the outside corner of the addition or the inside corner of the addtion and the house?
For the level, if you can figure if the top of the wall is still level or sagged a bit. If it is still level across the top , then most of the wall is doing it's job and you can just hold it in place while you change the bad stuff. If the roof has sagged then it's a little bigger job but still doable.



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