Can I move jack posts


Old 02-23-14, 03:47 PM
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Can I move jack posts

My Basement is a backward L shape. So they have used 2 I beams. one that runs the length then stops at the one that runs across when it changes directions. The pics will help. There are 3 jack post in one small area across and I want to finish my basement and need to move them for the hallway to fit.
Measurements: I beams are 3/8 inch thick 6" high by 6" wide.
18 ft 7 " wide. Posts at 5 ft 1", 5 ft 4", and 8ft 2"

They support 2 stories above them so Is it possible to move them to this?
6ft 5", 5ft 2", and 6ft 5"

Pic: In Basement4 this would move the 1st post beside the 2nd as it supports the other beam, there should be a footing there and it is close to where the x and 3 2x6 together in the joists and the 3 one in the pic inside the wall where the chalk line cross. you can see in Basement5 the chalk lines meet is a corner wall where i want the 2nd post.
This would allow me to hide them in the walls of the finished basement as the post on the other I beam running length wise can not be moved.

Thanks from Ontario, Canada
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Old 02-23-14, 07:10 PM
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The pics really don't help. How does an I beam stop & change directions? Doesn't an I beam go completely across the room?

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