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Old 04-08-2011, 12:11 PM   #1
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I have a support post in my garage that supports the I-Beam for the house. The support post is a little beat up and corroded along the concrete floor, and want to replace it. Do I need to put up a temporary support post, or can I remove the existing one and replace with a new one all at the same time?

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Old 04-08-2011, 01:02 PM   #2
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You will need to provide temporary support while replacing.

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Old 04-08-2011, 02:40 PM   #3
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Thanks! Can I use a 4x4 for temporary support, or......????
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How about using an adjustable, steel jack post.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:01 PM   #5
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May need a couple supports - one on either side of the existing post. The existing post may be on a footer. Your temp supports may need to have a wide base to spread the load.
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Thanks. I am having some concrete work done on the pad outside the garage door. The contractor said that he can replace the post for me. It is still solid, but rusting along the floor from salt, etc over the years. I want to replace it before it breaks. He said that he would support the I-beam on both side of the metal post. Then he would cut the post off at the floor, fill the post that will remain below the floor with cement up to the floor level, then put in an adjustable post over top the area where the original post stood. The adjustable post, obviously, would have a top and bottom metal plate. Is this an acceptable repair method?
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If it's just surface rust or corrosion then the post would not need to be replaced.
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No, it's more than surface rust. It is rusting pretty deep into the post.
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No, it's more than surface rust. It is rusting pretty deep into the post.
This would be one of those "on site" judgement calls. The metal poles around here are filled with concrete so it adds to the support.
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