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Old 04-18-2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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i want to replace wood lallys in basement with steel columns do i need an engineer and do i need a permit

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Old 04-18-2011, 06:56 PM   #2
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Does your job require a permit?

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i want to replace wood lallys in basement with steel columns do i need an engineer and do i need a permit
I would think you need to know what loads the posts are now carrying so you can replace it with the correct bearing column.
I don't think you can assume that any metal post will be stronger that the wood post you now have.
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