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Old 08-11-2013, 02:09 PM   #16
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Removing wall under stairs. is it safe to remove these studs?


This is were I open the nice heineken to celebrate and call it the weekend... The jack stud is not level wheni put the level on it... So im going to be extra cautious and will call someone to assess... Do you live around Toronto, Canada? I would buy you a cold one or two for your help!!! Thanks a lot... Will post update when I work on it again...
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No, down in Illinois. You might be able to use a temp jack post there, to raise it enough, to allow you to use a sledge at the top to knock it level. Then nail with some extra 16d nails to secure.

How far out of plumb is it? Use a string with a bolt on the end as a plumb bob, and it will show how far out.

I have the same problem with the Jack stud as you go down my stairs, due to the back half of the house has shifted, with one corner about 3/4" lower than the other 3/4 of the house. It is on my list, along with replacing a Lolly Column at that point also, that rusted out from soaking up water over the past 70 years, and rusting from the inside out.

Just have not gotten to mine, due to within six feet is the Brick & block column at the wall, holding up the support beam down the middle.

My Jack stud, you can tell it has some weight on it, from the house settling, due to there is a nice bow in it, that is not real bad, but enough that we keep an eye on it, to make sure that it is not getting worse.

Now for your's see if you can place a Steel beam there across the top, or LAM beam from the front King stud, to the one on the other side of that doorway. Can you tell if the beam on the door to the right has only two studs, or four studs nailed together, or is that finished?

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