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The strongest possible thing to do would be dig down about 36 inches dump concrete in and put a footing in and a column before you put that beam in that'll suffice as a footing for the foundation to hold the floor. If you just throw a beam in you are supporting the entire floor with a beans sitting on 2 to 3 inches of concrete that's not quite strong enough ...


Make your doors smaller . The jamb stops for doors are usually jutted out a half inch or at the very least 3/8". There is no need for the door to be rubbing against the jamb that tight to where it would ever stick. I suggest the use of a small electric hand plane and shave off in 1/32" increments. You will need to remove the handle and the faceplate. ...

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