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Old 10-01-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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I was wondering how much you usually have to jack up the the porch beam to slide columns in. I cut columns tight (of course) so the weight will help hold. I always worry about jacking up too much and causing damage to framing, roofing (metal), soffit/fascia, something.....

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I was wondering how much you usually have to jack up the the porch beam to slide columns in. I cut columns tight (of course) so the weight will help hold. I always worry about jacking up too much and causing damage to framing, roofing (metal), soffit/fascia, something.....
I always jacked up no more than 1/2 inch. If the column is the right length it will go with no problem.

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