Removing Lolly Column - Best Way

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Old 05-27-10, 10:37 AM
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Removing Lolly Column - Best Way

I know what you're thinking just as soon as you read the title.

First let me say HI! and hope I find lots of good info out here.

On to my project. Removal of (2) lolly columns on a non-load bearing beam. I already had an engineer draw me up (2) flitch plates to install and they should be here in about a week. (Wanted to cover my bases so I paid the money to have it engineered to be safe).

So now my question is....what is the best/easiest way to get the lolly's removed and get the plates up to the floor joists? They weigh ~ 400 each and span 19'.

Needless to say this is going to be fun. I love construction and such and do 90% of my own work.

Hoping some folks out here have some good insight to share.

Thanks,
James
 
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Old 05-27-10, 03:56 PM
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Assuming your engineer is correct.........

With a sawzall or similar, cut around the steel at midpoint. The tube is filled with concrete(or should be), so only cut the steel. Pull out fasteners where the top plate joins the beam. A few well aimed blows with a sledge will break the concrete and make removal from the top easy. The bottom depends on how it is anchored. Most often, the bottom sits on a pad and is also easily removed.
 
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Just make sure you have completely supported the beam and walls well before the column removal, Some people knock out things before supporting and making the suggested reinforcement and wonder why there was more deflection and cracks.

Dick
 
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Old 05-28-10, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Concretemasonry View Post
Just make sure you have completely supported the beam and walls well before the column removal, Some people knock out things before supporting and making the suggested reinforcement and wonder why there was more deflection and cracks.

Dick
I can only imagine. Wow.

The plates will be installed and supported prior to the removal of the lollys.
 
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