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Old 09-13-2012, 06:05 PM   #16
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The pitchers is right purty. I like the way you even included the rot.
Truthfully, very impressive . And joist hanger was good idea. And jacks and columns and beams are like clamps, you can't have too many to be enough. An engineer couldn't have done better, well, he might have drawn a little choo-choo goin round the circle.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:29 PM   #17
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Wow, thanks AllThumbs! Very nice and helpful pictures, indeed. I've also carefully read your other online account of how you replaced your rotted sill plate and joist.

I really wanted to replace everything just as you outlined...but...under some time pressure I went with a temporary fix (should last a few years, though, I think). I did the temp fix because 1) the arrival of baby #2 was imminent (she's here now!) and 2) I just had to get this sealed up before the rainy season starts (I live in Seattle). The thought of working on this while my wife was tending to the newborn and chasing around a toddler didn't sound too fun to either of us so we opted for a fix I already had the materials for and could complete rather quickly.

The picture below outlines what I did...though not as good as Mr. AllThumbs, I think it communicates what I did ok.


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Awesome.

I know exactly how you feel as I had to deal with this issue when my son was 7 months old during a total kitchen remodel.

Because my daughter was born 1 1/2 years later, my "temporary" fix wasn't replaced until 2 years later, lol!

Congrats on your new born!
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Your temp fix looks like it will last a while.
"Congrats on your new born!" same from me!
In a few years you can take her downstairs and show her the new rim joist and water table and all that you got her as a birthday present. She'll be thrilled.
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We had the same issue some years ago and found it necessary to temporarily support the perimeter wall while removing the rotted joist. I purchased a couple small bottle jacks and placed them under sections of two by four to provide support while I made the fix. I was able to place the 8 inch jacks on the concrete block and had enough room to squeeze them in. I found Ihad to jack up the area ever so slightly for the new wood to slip into place. Once in, I released the pressure and things settled into place. Didn't pop any drywall in the process.

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