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Old 04-09-2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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I have an old craftsman style bungalow with an overhanging porch. The pier and beam foundation was replaced several years ago, so the basics are good, but now the deck of the porch needs to be replaced.

I have a good idea how to replace the flooring, but how do I support the porch overhang while I do that?


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You would place a 4x4 or 4x6 under the corner of the overhang and extend it to the ground where it would be properly supported by something that will not sink into the ground.
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Unfortunately, the deck I need to replace and the overhang are the exact same size and [IMG]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Abimael/My%20Documents/From_the_porch008.jpg[/IMG]the current rot iron supports are in the corners.

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Are there any tyoes of jacks I could rent while I r&r the deck?
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You're not understanding. The support goes from the roof all the way to the ground, it doesn't rest on the porch floor. The support is on an incline.
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Ron has the answer---You have a continuous header across the front of the porch.

Add some' landing pads'--(2x12s about 2 feet long)on the ground about two feet out from the base of the deck.

Prop up the roof with 4x4 posts --attach some 2x material under that header on the front so the posts don't damage the nice trim boards. Keep the props in place with some angled deck clips and screws.

Two props will easily hold the weight---just make sure that the props are not going to be in the way of the new columns. Secure every thing well so an accidental bump won't knock it down.

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