Last Activity:03-24-2009 4:30 PM
Posted in thread: Is this dangerous? on 03-24-2009 at 04:28 PM
just wanted to let everyone know that I hired a housing inspector to come inspect this beam. He
found it was only to stabilize the roof not support it. He suggested the beam just be braced
Posted in thread: Is this dangerous? on 01-05-2009 at 10:40 AM
That is a great question. If it was done that way would a temporary wall still have to be
built? Do they have any other way of dong it like say a jack system or anything like that? I
don't know anythi...
Posted in thread: Is this dangerous? on 01-04-2009 at 03:52 PM
ok great thanks for all your help I really do appreciate it. :)
Posted in thread: Is this dangerous? on 01-04-2009 at 08:52 AM
great advice I will definitely get a second opinion on this.BTW I have a crawlspace & no
basement under my house.He said the engineer suggested the 2-3 foot wall. I don't think I
should settle on this...
Posted in thread: Is this dangerous? on 01-04-2009 at 12:16 AM
The contractor says even after the new beam is in ( $3200.00- 5 days of work ) I may need to
put in a small support wall under the beam. He said that side is cut so the beam will sit on
the wall & it ...
Posted in thread: Is this dangerous? on 01-03-2009 at 09:41 PM
Ok the contractor has told me that I should put a small partition wall about 2-3 foot in
between the windows for added support. My problem is I have two big windows: see pix. My front
door & the two w...
Posted in thread: Painting a wooden fireplace on 12-06-2008 at 09:16 AM
I completely agree with the guysAs some know I do not have a fireplace lolSo I love to play
around w them let me know what you think & if you want me to change the wall color? hint hint I
think the da...
Posted in thread: Is this dangerous? on 12-06-2008 at 08:24 AM
On man duane1982 that's really bad! I am def going to pay the $500 for an engineerI think it is
well worth that because it is very important it is fix right the first time. fantastic advice
thank you ...
Posted in thread: Is this dangerous? on 12-05-2008 at 10:40 AM
Wow you have confirmed everything the contractor said right down to the Laminated veneered
lumber type fix which is what he suggested I do to fix it as well to keep the open feel. Thank
you it is hard...
Posted in thread: Is this dangerous? on 12-04-2008 at 05:27 PM
yes I believe the studs on top are going up to the roof -coming down to the beam is the only
support for the the roof. There are two seperate beams this one is cracked the other is not so
far? They bo...