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Old 03-11-2010, 05:35 PM   #31
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It's hard to tell ahead of time, especially when you've never done certain things, how much time you'll be putting into it and how much money it'll take to get it done.

To approach any project i break it down and make a thorough list or all sorts of things - materials (estimated nails or screws, an accurate count of wood + extra, tools needed to be purchased and so on) - that helps keep me on track when I start my labor and when I hit up the hardware store.

I, then, make a goal calendar. I know, from my previous work around the house, that a week is sufficient time to get a portion of any project done - tile = one week. Plumbing and electrical = one week. Restructuring walls = one week . . . so on and so forth.

Consider the basement to be good 'out of the way' learning experience before you hit the bathroom. Doing it first would help quicken the time it takes for you to build and restructure your bathroom when you're working on it - lessening the time you spend on it.


At this present moment in time I am making cabinets for the kitchen - just in case you wanted to know what I'm doing when I'm not around.

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Old 03-11-2010, 06:10 PM   #32
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No !!! Please

THE center beam in the house is between two rooms, -And snav, I looked at my center support beam and it's a [ true ] 6" x 6", that my wifes brother jacked up.- Also there is alot of wiring that runs thru it, and plumbing in the way, and i would have to remove to do what you suggested, but it is a good idea!.-- I think for now ill get the sagging floor up first then ??----------. That beam would be impossable really to do as you say, as there is a upstairs heat duct right up against it and i cant move it, as downstairs shower and walls would all have to be torn apart to move the duct away from the suppot beam and i would have to rework cold air ducting also, at that support [ thats possable tho].----As of now as far as i can see i could go only go about quarter of the way across beam as you showed, from south wall.-- -You mentioned building codes ? -seems i dont have to worry about that ??? as house isnt ever checked, and was sold to my wife like this 5 years ago.----STINKS owning a old house that was built like a cow barn.

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Old 03-12-2010, 10:24 AM   #33
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If you have enough room for a jack post, why don't you just add a post to that location then? That seem to be an easier solution then weaving a beam through that mess.
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thanks frostbit.-- that is what i plan , as there is already a support in the center of beam, [ true 6x6 beam ] so im going to add just 2 more, support post.-as for the size of house ,it should be fine.- Then jack up my sagging joist,and add support and then add 2x6 between joist as some support, and then maybe some hangers where joist meet center beam to help


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