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10-28-07, 05:42 PM
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Posted By bigjax

It will have to be lifted with jacks, very...

It will have to be lifted with jacks, very slowly no more then 1/8 ``per dayto minumize damaging your walls above.Nail a
1 1/2 `` block on the bottom at each end of the beam tack a nail in the...
10-27-07, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,298
Posted By bigjax

If you put a marble on the floor and it rolls to...

If you put a marble on the floor and it rolls to the middle of your home your center beam has begun to sink, but if it rolls to the outside wall ,then you will be looking at sill problems.If it rolls...
10-26-07, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,254
Posted By bigjax

What is the measurement from the middle of the...

What is the measurement from the middle of the top plates down to the bottom of the header,you could put LVLs in and maybe add a flitch plate and bolts,it would be quite a job but you could cut away...
10-26-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,456
Posted By bigjax

I was`nt trying to be a wise guy, sorry if i...

I was`nt trying to be a wise guy, sorry if i offended you....
The rot issues could be taken care of and even the black hole by creating an access panel through an out of the way area.The reason i...
10-26-07, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,298
Posted By bigjax

The sagging near the wall part has got me...

The sagging near the wall part has got me wondering,is the whole wall dipping down or just the doug fir flooring, can you look at it from underneath to see how far the existing floor joists are apart...
10-26-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,456
Posted By bigjax

i have to agree with Marksr,the fact that you are...

i have to agree with Marksr,the fact that you are in a droughtonly means no water intrusion expected in the near future, however nobody has x-ray eyes and only by exposing it down to the bottom from...
10-26-07, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,334
Posted By bigjax

I suspect that the fact that the plate is 3/4 of...

I suspect that the fact that the plate is 3/4 of an inch thick plus the lags has alot to do with it....
10-26-07, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By bigjax

Once the wall studs have been replaced and...

Once the wall studs have been replaced and everthing is solid below the joists then you set the joists back down on its final resting spot before replacing the rim.This prevents one joist being...
10-26-07, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By bigjax

Yes, but make sure all the other work below it is...

Yes, but make sure all the other work below it is completed first then cut the rim joist down the center of a floor joist and install a new piece.
10-25-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By bigjax

correct...,as long as you have support below...

correct...,as long as you have support below joists inside in the area your working you will be ok...
10-25-07, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By bigjax

#1 cut the old plywood straight down the side of...

#1 cut the old plywood straight down the side of a stud with a sawzall, then get an overall measurement back to the outside corner for your plywood length while its all open.Next cut a couple 2x4...
10-24-07, 04:40 PM
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Views: 1,063
Posted By bigjax

Tough to say what they are without actually...

Tough to say what they are without actually hearing them , what do you have for siding on the home if it is vinyl you may be hearing noise from that, if you are talking about cracking noises then...
10-24-07, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By bigjax

frank, in picture #2 it looks like you may be...

frank,
in picture #2 it looks like you may be better off cutting out a larger section,possibly to the end of a sheet that is on the wall.Cut the whole thing out in one shot, frame in a new one on...
10-24-07, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By bigjax

You are good to go on the side that runs with the...

You are good to go on the side that runs with the joists, replace studs as needed 1-2 at a time then resheath the wall before starting the other side holding up the joist..... if that is in need of...
10-21-07, 04:30 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By bigjax

Bolting a plate on top of the beam would be a...

Bolting a plate on top of the beam would be a great way to go,but try to get some more info from the place you purchased the steel beam on the spacing of the holes to be drilled (you may have to...
10-12-07, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By bigjax

Your floor joists on the first floor depending on...

Your floor joists on the first floor depending on the age of the home may be resting on the sill plate already, meaning that they have support already unless of course the sill is rotted.In that case...
10-02-07, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,805
Posted By bigjax

does it go under the base board trim,if so maybe...

does it go under the base board trim,if so maybe a little more probing would be required it may be attached to the stud also as a way of holding the building together perhaps during an earth quake...
09-26-07, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,714
Posted By bigjax

Nice pics ,i was just curious, i just recently...

Nice pics ,i was just curious, i just recently lifted 60 ft of a 2 1/2 storie home with a porch on one half of the front of it and the other half is a half round wall.The whole front of the home had...
09-26-07, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,714
Posted By bigjax

Wow sounds like a great job to tackle,where are...

Wow sounds like a great job to tackle,where are you located if you don`t mind me asking....
bigjax
09-25-07, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,589
Posted By bigjax

Try this, either take a picture of how...

Try this,
either take a picture of how everything is put together, so you have something to go back to verify, or find the middle of the nearest solid stud even if it is 8ft away, now before...
09-24-07, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,075
Posted By bigjax

So how is progress going on your home,do you have...

So how is progress going on your home,do you have any pictures to post....
bigjax
09-22-07, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By bigjax

Its a shame that you went through all that...

Its a shame that you went through all that trouble putting in all those screws and now still have a problem.If the squeek is in one general area , there is a good chance that individual boards are...
09-21-07, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,424
Posted By bigjax

Locate the center of a joist on each side of the...

Locate the center of a joist on each side of the rot.Snap a short line on the center marks of each joist to a point where the good wood starts, then cut it out with the skilsaw as best you can then...
09-15-07, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,153
Posted By bigjax

Possibly the floor underneath is poorly...

Possibly the floor underneath is poorly structured or nailed, and flex`s when someone walks acrossed it.Stand to one side and have someone stand over the area in question and have them just walk...
09-15-07, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,075
Posted By bigjax

Well if i was standing there looking over what is...

Well if i was standing there looking over what is there,i would first find out what that wall in question has attached to it some where along the line,(could be another beam or beams comming into it...
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