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Old 08-31-2008, 04:42 PM   #31
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The reason I ask is because you can't notch in the middle third of the beam if they're enforcing the International Residential Code. Notches in the outer third are permitted, but can't exceed 1/6 of the beam's depth.
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yer right, but this whole place is one giant topic to me that keeps me awake all night trying to figure out what to do.

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probably irc in mi. but the first on the left would be 1" notch, the middle 1/2"ish and the third 1/4" or smaller to flush it out.

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Old 08-31-2008, 04:50 PM   #34
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i'm thinking he'd say ok when he gets back from alaska because of the outside beam that would not change? and such a small notch? heck, if he's in a good mood, he might even say go ahead and trim it! hehehehe

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I hear ya.

So, are you convinced that the pier/foundation is stable and isn't getting any worse? If so, with a 6' span, you could probably get away with a 2x10 header-beam. Perpindicular to the beam, how far does your roof span. I can check the tables in the code to see if it will meet code. Also need the exact span of the beam.

Would you entertain replacement of the beam with a 2x10? Assuming you'd need to do both interior and exterior?
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probably irc in mi. but the first on the left would be 1" notch, the middle 1/2"ish and the third 1/4" or smaller to flush it out.

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Yeah, but none of them can be in the middle third, and you'd have to notch there. It would be a lot of work just to have him tell you you can't do it.
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"So, are you convinced that the pier/foundation is stable and isn't getting any worse?"

it doesn't seem to have moved at all in the last year i've been watching it. so i THINK it's staying as is now.

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i still say it was the second guy's fault. he was shifty, shady, insulting and rude to us, and did absolutely NONE of the actual work himself. even the gov. agent did not want to use him, as he'd dealt with him before and had had problems, but he was the only other bid within the budget.

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