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building a wall...but a steel pole is in the way


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Old 09-11-03, 11:09 PM
JimmyH
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building a wall...but a steel pole is in the way

i'm about to build a office room...but there is a pole in the building that stands out of no where...so i want to build a wall with the pole in it...but where the pole is at is where my corner is going to be...can anyone help me with this situation? how do i build a corner with the pole being my turning point?
 
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Old 09-12-03, 06:10 AM
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Box around it & use it as your corner. It's got to stay where it's at, as it's obviously load bearing.
 
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Old 09-12-03, 07:40 PM
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what dimensions is the pole? are you using 5/8" fire rated sheetrock...do you have the flexibility to go 3/4" pass the pole in either directon?
 
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Old 09-12-03, 09:04 PM
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Awesomedell has got your solution. This one seems to have solved itself.
 
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Old 09-13-03, 05:27 PM
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yea boxing it out sounds like the solution....thanks everyone for your help
 
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Old 09-26-03, 02:15 PM
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How thick is the pole? In my basement I had a pole supporting an I-Beam where I wanted to build a wall. The pole was too thick to enclose within a wall using typical 2x4's so instead I used 2x6's & made a slightly "thicker" wall & the pole is enclosed within the wall. I offer it as another alternative to the one's mentined.
 
 

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