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Old 03-15-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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Got 'er dun (photo)


After more than a month of dragging tools lights, jacks, chunks of steel, etc etc underneath the house, digging holes big enough to dump a body into, building forms in a confined space, 10 bags of concrete and a couple weeks of cure time later, this is what i've got. If the beam looks a little funny, that's because despite the layers of steel and wood that I had on top of the jack, the beam still compressed a bit.


After I let it down and checked the floor above, i figure i'm still 1/16 " to 1/8" low or so. I might need to put the bottle jack under there again and get some shims (oak?) to put it exactly where I want it.

The next post over is now loose, so i'm probably just going to shim that one since it's only holding floor joists, and not an exterior wall. (thoughts?)
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Just find the hardest wood you can get for the shims,white oak is harder than red,ideal wood is Live Oak,and next in line would be Lignum Vitae.

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