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  • Posted in thread: Basement Main Beam Replacement on 01-12-2012 at 05:01 AM
    Jackguy and Dionysia, Thanks for the great advice, I appreciate it.

  • Posted in thread: Basement Main Beam Replacement on 12-06-2011 at 11:14 AM
    So the Fein tool is worth the extra money you pay for them?

  • Posted in thread: Basement Main Beam Replacement on 12-05-2011 at 10:26 AM
    Thanks Joe, Guess I can take that off my christmas wish list then...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Main Beam Replacement on 12-04-2011 at 05:19 AM
    I have been looking to the right tools to cut the nails when removing the Beam and was wanting
    to get ideas from you guys. I have a sawzall but they are big and hard to handle in tight
    spaces. I was w...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Main Beam Replacement on 11-23-2011 at 04:36 AM
    From the Basement floor to the bottom of the beam and floor joists is about 7ft. Not real sure
    what you mean by "how high the beam is. At twenty some feet it would have to be close to 20"
    high." The b...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Main Beam Replacement on 11-22-2011 at 01:02 PM
    Ok, spoke to an Engineer/Structural Draftsman and all around handy man kind of guy and he
    suggested that I construct two temporary beams for temporary support and use several jack posts
    to hold the fl...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Main Beam Replacement on 11-14-2011 at 10:11 PM
    Well and engineer may be cheaper than a crew of Construction workers. No Code here at all. No
    Permits needed, No inspections needed. I don't believe the foundation would need to be punched
    rather the ...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Main Beam Replacement on 11-14-2011 at 02:39 PM
    Another idea I had was to place two steel beams across the bottom of the floor joists that
    spans the width of the house. One on each side of the existing beam to be removed about half
    way the distance...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Main Beam Replacement on 11-11-2011 at 07:18 AM
    Thanks for all the advise guys, I really appreciate it. Up here in WV we have some pretty hard
    packed Clay and Rock. The posts that currently hold the house up are sitting directly on the
    basement flo...

  • Posted in thread: Basement Main Beam Replacement on 11-10-2011 at 11:00 AM
    Great advise, Thanks again for your help!

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