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MichaelC 06-23-2012 09:47 AM

replacing studs
I need to replace several studs (4X6 sandwiched between 2 2x6's) and part of the sill plate due to rot.
Is there fault in my thinking that instead of going through the performance of jacking the ceiling while replacing the plate and studs just add two additional 4x6's adjacent to the existing studs and replace the originals at my leisure with no jacking of the ceiling?

CallMeVilla 06-23-2012 01:36 PM

Better pics would help here. Are the new posts going to be on the outside of the framing or inside? There looks to be a drain line on the inside. How do you intend to attach the posts (thru bolts into a metal joining plate? Top nailed?)? What is on the bottom? (Footing with saddle? Just cement?)

The issue of support is crucial. A post that large will need to be sledgehammered into place IF you do not jack the members above it slightly. You need very solid contact and fastening for something that beefy.

More info would help with answers.

MichaelC 06-23-2012 06:44 PM

replacing studs
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At the top of the studs I will remove the short 2x4 on the underside of the beam..pic 1
I will sledge in 3-2x 6's...up against the first existing stud, leaving two to be fixed.
I'll metal strap them to each other and to the underside of the beam
and sill.
Pic 2 shows the sill with a 1x2 edge strip.
The new studs will be inside the framing.
The sewage pipe is far enough away from the wall that it won't hinder any work.
I will then remove the appropiate amount of wood from the two rotted studs. Then remove and replace the bad section of sill plate.
Then replace the bottom sections of the studs and sister a 2x6 just to keep
the joins honest...remove the temp studs and on to the next.

CallMeVilla 06-23-2012 06:46 PM

SOunds like a well considered fix. As long as you get a tight fit on the new lumber, you may not need to jack the framing. I LIKE the sledge hammering. Cut your wood "fat" and give it a blast!

MichaelC 06-23-2012 08:35 PM

Thank you for replying.....i'll keep you updated

BridgeMan 07-07-2012 10:18 PM

Hope there's something left of those new studs that he's been sledge-hammering into place for the last 2 weeks.

MichaelC 07-16-2012 12:21 PM

Things are going well Bridgeman..the studs are just fine.
I do have other things going on in my life so I haven't been rushing the job.
Thanks for your continued support.

joecaption 07-17-2012 11:56 PM

By the looks of the sheathing there's some issues you need to be addressing outside that building or your going to be doing more then just replacing studs.

MichaelC 07-18-2012 09:07 AM

You're correct. The sheathing has to be replaced to a height of ~3 ft.

joecaption 07-19-2012 05:42 AM

Make it 2' that way one sheet can run 16'.
The grades to high, no gutters, can cause the damage I see.
Not addressed and you'll be doing this all over again.
Post a picture of the outside area.

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