Thank you Daryl and Glenn... Your advice is great!
1. What is a basement jack? Do they cost a lot more than 3 bottle jacks?
2. How close to the existing load bearing wall does my temp wall/jack support wall need to be?
3. If I use the 4x6 method w/ basement jacks.. are the basement jacks (whatever those look like...
) safe to hold the weight of the structure while i remove and re-frame the wall?
4. I assume that when you said to "screw" the new wall to the floor, you were simply making sure I didn't build a wall that could be kicked out from the
bottom.. Correct? If not, then I might now know what you mean specifically.
Thank you again. I am a Beginner DIY, but more than willing to jump into this stuff. Your forum has been great with providing helpful info already.