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Old 01-23-2012, 04:02 AM   #1
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hey guys im currently remodeling our home and i need to replace the beams and joists and support posts. i need to reframe because i am going to build a room after i change the beams. To mention the beams are to support the second floor.

do i need to jack up the house or can i just cut out the floor of the second floor and replace being that the corners have posts to hold up the house?

Might be a stupid question but better to ask then have my old home falling apart because of me.

i will attach a pic to show the current structure. Id appreciate any help in describing what i need to do to replace the beams, posts, and joists.

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P.S. i also want to remove the posts and stairs to make a room. Thanks

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hey guys im currently remodeling our home and i need to replace the beams and joists and support posts. i need to reframe because i am going to build a room after i change the beams. To mention the beams are to support the second floor.

do i need to jack up the house or can i just cut out the floor of the second floor and replace being that the corners have posts to hold up the house?

Might be a stupid question but better to ask then have my old home falling apart because of me.

i will attach a pic to show the current structure. Id appreciate any help in describing what i need to do to replace the beams, posts, and joists.

Thanks









Unfortunately the only advice you can possibly get here is to hire a professional to come look at this like an architect or engineer. This is not a diy'er project. No one her can tell you what you can do unless they went to your house to look at it. Someone HAS to do this.
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Is this a trick question?
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:24 AM   #6
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Geez, what does the rest of the house look like? Perhaps a match and some gasoline would be start.

I know some people...just leave a case of beer...

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That was my thoughts exactly. If the rest of the house looks similar, I wold strongly suggest to think about if the house is really worth saving. From the looks of the pictures that's in need of some SERIOUS framing to make that a safe home again. When a house has gems like those pictures i would break out the calculator and put a pencil to whether it makes more sense to start fresh. I'm in no way saying it can't be done, it's just whether it makes sense $wise.
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I've had customers spend $150,000 to completly redo an old house like yours in 10 times better shape.
Judging by the pictures you posted it's time for it to be knoced down unless you have a ton of money and you would end up replacing everything.
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The house has more sentimental value
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Regardless of its sentimental value, from the pictures at least it appears as though nothing above the stone walls is salvageable. There is extensive rot, and extensive termite damage throughout. If it's really important to you to stick with the same structure you would be much better served taking it all down, salvaging what good wood there is (and it does not look like much if any) and rebuilding according to the same plan, reusing what you can.

Directly to your question, those posts in the center look like they are load bearing...or were at least before they were ravaged by bugs and back when there was actually something above to support other than the clear blue sky.
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I am curious, is this house in a coastal flood zone?

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