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elementx440 03-05-2007 10:10 PM

where to get support beams
 
I have a steel support beam that is all rusted out. I need to replace it but don't really know where to buy such a thing.

What sort of weight handling are we talking here, it's one of I think 4 beams, about a 44foot stretch. It's rusted to the point of no support. When I put the new one in, should I jack it up a bit to apply support?

AtlanticWBConst. 03-06-2007 05:50 AM

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Originally Posted by elementx440 (Post 35833)
I have a steel support beam that is all rusted out. I need to replace it but don't really know where to buy such a thing.

What sort of weight handling are we talking here, it's one of I think 4 beams, about a 44foot stretch. It's rusted to the point of no support. When I put the new one in, should I jack it up a bit to apply support?

Unless the old beam has allowed sagging to occur, then leave it where it is and jack tight for support. If you jack it up a 'little', that should only be for the removal process of the rusted beam...

Good Luck

elementx440 03-21-2007 10:07 AM

So who sells this sort of thing?

AtlanticWBConst. 03-21-2007 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by elementx440 (Post 37746)
So who sells this sort of thing?


http://www.thomasnet.com/products/st...3634003-1.html

Also, look around in your own area for similar steel companies...

elementx440 03-21-2007 05:08 PM

I have I-beams that were installed to hold back the bowing foundation walls. They'll be of no use after the repair, could I use something like this?

AtlanticWBConst. 03-21-2007 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by elementx440 (Post 37785)
I have I-beams that were installed to hold back the bowing foundation walls. They'll be of no use after the repair, could I use something like this?

It all depends on their girth and span for the structural load that you want them to carry...


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