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09-13-17, 10:34 AM   #1  
uneeded house jack?

New house I moved in to has a house jack 10 inches away from block wall... it is in the basement floor concrete as well. is there a good reason why this needs to be there? the span to the next beam is 10ft from the block wall to the main beam with the usual supports.

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09-13-17, 10:39 AM   #2  
Maybe. Any chance of asking the previous owner (I would have done so before buying, but...)?

 
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09-13-17, 10:51 AM   #3  
I doubt that jack post was put there just for the heck of it although that does seem to be an odd location.


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09-13-17, 06:04 PM   #4  
well I didnt notice it until it was all said and done plus the seller is the family of the deceased so I doubt they know more than me posting here.

 
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09-13-17, 08:15 PM   #5  
Can you clarify this: it is in the basement floor concrete as well ?

What room is above this beam? While unusual for it to be so close, there could have been some [very] heavy object above it and the owner was just being cautious.

 
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09-13-17, 09:17 PM   #6  
Yes its in the concrete floor, the living room is above it, in fact its the middle of the living room.. well middle of the edge.

 
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09-14-17, 05:45 AM   #7  
Ok. You're better off leaving it as other have said. If you are wanting to clean up the look of the basement then you can always build a column around it

 
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