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bryce 09-16-2012 04:23 PM

Okay what now?
 
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I guess petrified wood was big back then?


bryce 09-18-2012 04:31 PM

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I don't think it so bad. With the wood and concret the ceiling is supported already.
1) Take the windows out
2) Put the new support as it was the originally, red. The structural issue would be fixed at this point.
3) Metal elbow for extra support of the header.
4) Filling in with more supporting 2x4"
5) Put window in
6) Fix outside siding
7) New dry wall with straps
8) T&G oak finish


bryce 09-19-2012 12:41 PM

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Okay new plan. The structural can be fixed i believe with metal.
What do you guys think? I just talked to the owner and he says it was 30 years ago done professionally.

1. Fill in masonry on bottom with concrete and stone. patch up masonry.
2. Place support 2x4 in window
2. Drill pilot holes. and screw in metal cross plate of 4x74" and 1/4" thick. I think about 20-30 screws. Actually 1/4" is over kill, 1/8" is fine.
3. Nail in cross beam support above the window, on to old rot board and diagonally.
4. Finish with roxol above window. Order new windows to be replaced.

So guys, will this work? It's all strong fur wood, i was checking the rot it is only 1/4- 1/8" deep with a nail, not so bad.

I guess i have to find a metal shop?



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