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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-12-2012, 05:01 AM
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Posted By johnbaum
Jackguy and Dionysia, Thanks for the great...

Jackguy and Dionysia, Thanks for the great advice, I appreciate it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-06-2011, 11:14 AM
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Posted By johnbaum
So the Fein tool is worth the extra money you pay...

So the Fein tool is worth the extra money you pay for them?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-05-2011, 10:26 AM
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Posted By johnbaum
Thanks Joe, Guess I can take that off my...

Thanks Joe, Guess I can take that off my christmas wish list then...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-04-2011, 05:19 AM
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Posted By johnbaum
I have been looking to the right tools to cut the...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-23-2011, 04:36 AM
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Posted By johnbaum
From the Basement floor to the bottom of the beam...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-22-2011, 01:02 PM
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Posted By johnbaum
Ok, spoke to an Engineer/Structural Draftsman and...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-14-2011, 10:11 PM
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Posted By johnbaum
Well and engineer may be cheaper than a crew of...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-14-2011, 02:39 PM
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Posted By johnbaum
Another idea I had was to place two steel beams...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-11-2011, 07:18 AM
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Posted By johnbaum
Thanks for all the advise guys, I really...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-10-2011, 11:00 AM
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Posted By johnbaum
Great advise, Thanks again for your help!

Great advise, Thanks again for your help!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-10-2011, 04:17 AM
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Posted By johnbaum
Thanks

Thanks Joe,

I appreciate the insight. I assume that there will be three LVL's needed to fill the space left from the removal of the original beam and the shoddy workmanship of the original...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-09-2011, 07:53 AM
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Posted By johnbaum
Basement Main Beam Replacement

Hello, I am a new member here but am a long time reviewer of the advice given here and it has helped me out several times. I have what may or may not be a unique situation that I need help with. I...
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