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NWCO2 06-17-2012 08:09 PM

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joecaption,
This was my first idea but there isn't a lot of room under the camp to dig below frost level to get posts in let alone footings. I'd have to put in five posts per side and that's a lot of digging with not much room to move a shovel. I'm afraid if I put the footings on the ground or just below the frost will heave the floor. My other posts are at least 3 ft down.

Bridgeman,
I like your idea and it sounds simple enough. Do you run the 2x4s paralell along the bottom length of each of the existing 2x6s and form what would be a half of an "I" beam or do you run them perpendicular. I think you mean paralell. I also have no blocking or cross supports between joists either. Should I put in blocking? See attached pics of camp. THX


NWCO2 06-17-2012 08:09 PM

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joecaption,
This was my first idea but there isn't a lot of room under the camp to dig below frost level to get posts in let alone footings. I'd have to put in five posts per side and that's a lot of digging with not much room to move a shovel. I'm afraid if I put the footings on the ground or just below the frost will heave the floor. My other posts are at least 3 ft down.

Bridgeman,
I like your idea and it sounds simple enough. Do you run the 2x4s paralell along the bottom length of each of the existing 2x6s and form what would be a half of an "I" beam or do you run them perpendicular. I think you mean paralell. I also have no blocking or cross supports between joists either. Should I put in blocking? See attached pics of camp. THX



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