replace jack-post with 4x4 or 4x6?


Old 06-25-08, 06:40 PM
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replace jack-post with 4x4 or 4x6?

OK I looked for a chart showing the load bearing capacity of lumber but couldn't find one. I'd like to remove a jack post and replace it with a 4x4 or 4x6. Is that jenerally possible?

The bearing capacity of the post is about 9,000 lbs. (I found that pretty easily. I don't know if that full capacity is being used but I'd like to keep at least that much capacity.

I know I can get one of those decorative aluminum posts but they just look a little too fancy for my taste. I'd like to just paint a post and put base around the bottom and the top.
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Old 06-26-08, 11:09 AM
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They make a product to go around posts like yours. It's called pole wrap and is avaliable at HD in the millwork department. I has a base and top for it.
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compressive strength

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