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Are these posts inadequate and need to be replaced?

My house is almost 100 years old and the previous owner did some renovations about 15 years ago without permits. I'm concerned the beams in the basement are insufficiently supported. There's a main ...
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Is this rust on my lally column safe to sand and seal?

first time poster here. I’m in the process of finishing my basement and have reached rough framing near my only steel lally column. I’ve noticed rust in the past but just took a good look and am ...
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help with 6x6 pt post column twist at the top of post

I have a 6x6 PT post that I will be wrapping in PVC and install a top post cap. The issue is at the top of one of the post, it twitted a bit. So now when I install the top post cap it will be at an ...
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Two metal I Beams are not spliced

We viewed a home that had steel I Beams. 2 of them were end to end over a support beam but were not spliced, they were only attached to the top of the pillar via 2 bolts per beam. Very similar to this ...
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Proper deck post-beam-post connection

We're getting ready to replace/expand the decks on our house. I'm having plans done and have seen a draft but wanted to educate myself a little while I wait. The draft didn't yet contain sufficient ...
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Framing a basement column with off-center 2x6s?

I'm going to frame a column in my basement, but I need it to include a few outlet boxes (one for power, and one for speaker). All the videos I've watched show 2x4s being ramset into the columns dead ...
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6x6 Deck post repair, Joining two 6x6 posts

I need to replace a 13 ft high, approximately, 6x6 deck post due to dry rot on bottom half of the post . The deck sits around 10 ft high from the ground and rest of it [post] is above the deck ...
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Adding blocking between joist to support column?

I have this drawing for open up the living room wall. The architect is proposing a 5-1/4x16"x16' lvl beam with 5-1/4"x7-1/4" column on each side and adding 2x8" blocking btw. ...
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holes in the wooden columns of the porch

I noticed there are some holes in the wooden columns of my house's porch, once a while I see bees in and out of those holes (shouldn't they be living in a hive?). Do you think this might pose a ...
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Does this swing cross beam installation plan make sense?

I'd appreciate a sanity check for this plan to create a swing set: My porch has a 6x6 vertical support. I'd like to attach a 6x6 crossbeam facemounted on the porch's vertical support, going out ...
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How to attach replacement beams to column when repairing pergola

I'm planning to replace some rotten beams on a free-standing pergola. What is the best way to attach them to the top of the existing columns? The columns are hollow squares made of 3/4" boards with a ...
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Sizing I-beams for two Floors to replace LVLs [closed]

I had an engineer size some LVLs to help support an existing(sagging) floor. See image for majority of info needed. The Blue beam is (3) 14" LVLs laminated [192" (16' 0") Long] and the Red beam is (4)...
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Floor Support Repair

Slight sway in kitchen floor, I Removed a divider wall in a basement and discovered the previous homeowner had removed a staircase and filled in the entryway by adding 2"x 12' joists that are only ...
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Proper way to secure a basement post to a metal I-beam

A home inspection noted that the center beam in our basement was not secured. What is required to secure a beam to a column, and is it really required? The house is in Oakland Co, Michigan, so ...
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Is it safe for my house's main carrying beam to be two separate beams?

My house is 115 years old. The floors slope towards the center in every direction. I just discovered the main carrying beam is not continuous from the front of house to the back. The first is about 15'...
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Should I replace a carport post as it was originally built or with an upgraded column?

I’ve got a 60s era carport with a rotted post. It’s a low slope cantilevered roof about 20 feet long. It has two posts on each corner at the front, and the back is supported by the house. The rotted ...
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Do I need to paint exterior fiberglass porch columns?

The vendor said I needed to prime and paint them. If I like the bare colour of them as they are now, I'm hoping I can just keep it as-is. Is there a reason that I would need to prime and paint them? ...
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I want to eliminate one 4x4 wood column in a line

I am planning to finish an attic space. I want to eliminate one 4x4 wood column in a line. The column is 8 ft from a load bearing wall and 12 ft from another column (which will remain). The column ...
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How to find a shear force and bending moment on a slab,beam and column? [closed]

I have no idea about shear force that how can i used it.also confused about bending moment when i try to construct slab or beam
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Removing Column Footings

I'm working on a basement renovation, and behind the wall I found the steel columns which I expected, but rather than sitting on the concrete slab like the other exposed one, there is a concrete ...
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Adjust a recessed telepost/steel column

I need to lower a bit the teleposts in my house. I have no issues with the procedure per se, but I have issues with access. In particular, I have this situation: Besides the cable, the main issues ...
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Shift Concrete Column by few inches [closed]

While building the foundation of a house, the concrete columns were built 15cm (6 inches) from the planned position, which is reducing the space for a door. So we need to shift the column by 6 inches....
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Adjustable steel column is raised too high - can I lower it? [closed]

Refer to image: The red beam you see overhead in the picture (which runs perpendicular to the other beam) is directly underneath a hump which runs from the bathroom, into the hallway, and into the ...
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Structurally required? I-beam support under stair opening header

The stair opening into my basement is framed like this: A partition wall (non-load bearing) sits on top of the header. A square duct runs parallel to the header, and on the other side of this duct ...
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Steel basement columns have rusted and split open

I have basement columns that have rusted and split open. Do you think I need replace them? Thanks! Thanks a lot for the quick answer, there are five columns in my basement and three of them had split ...
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Removing the concrete from the top off a concrete column

I have a number of 12" square concrete piers reinforced with 10 * 16mm rebars. The rebar extends to around 4m tall, while the concrete has been poured to a height of 3.3 metres. This an error because ...
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Attach rim joist to post supporting roof

I am going to build a small deck for a front porch to replace a concrete slab. The slab had a column that held up a post going to the roof above. If I replace the slab with a deck, the corner post ...
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Installing permanent support column in the basement

I'm redoing a basement after flooding and just found this little hack. Apparently previous owner removed permanent support post for some reason and then at some point installed this temporary jack ...
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What is the right way to mount a support column to a deck and to a header?

Situation: I have an existing deck with a roof overhang. I'm in the process of planning a rebuild and need to detail how the columns will A: attach to the existing roof and B: to the deck. I can find ...
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How can house corner be supported when there's a deep cellar next to it?

There's this layout (view from above). There's a log house supported by very weak foundation raised from ground level and there's a cellar right next to the house. The cellar is about 1,8 meters deep ...
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How to properly anchor wooden porch columns to concrete pad?

I have a country style front porch that has non structural wooden columns that are anchored to the overhang and hang to the floor, a concrete pad. To stop the columns from moving around the builders ...
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Are there any decorative fire-retardant finishes for a structural steel column?

I'm having a wall removed in my kitchen and replacing it with a round column. My Structural Engineer has detailed that we paint it with intumescent paint to give it 1.5 hours fire protection. My ...
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Can I make PVC pipe into a decent indoor column?

I have a beam between the living room and dining room which is load bearing. We've already placed the laminate around the base, so I'm not entertaining further ideas of moving the posts. I'd like to ...
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