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Old 09-29-2008, 01:00 AM   #1
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After I am gone for an extended period of time and walk into my house there is always one fairly loud pop when I walk across the dining room. The above mentioned post is under this area. It is just sitting on top of the floor but where it meets the floor is rotten. A good kick proves that it is not holding anything up. Also I suspect that this is also the reason that I have cracks in my dining room wall too.
Can I replace that post with a metal "jack" or should I go with wood again.
The house is an American Foursquare built circa 1907.
Thanks for any insight.

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The metal column would be fine to use. but if the post is holding a great deal of load above it will be wise to install some type of concrete pad under the post level with the floor.( if there is not one there now)

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