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Gretty 04-03-2008 08:39 AM

Support Jacks
What is the rule or code for distance between support jacks in the basment of a house?

joed 04-03-2008 09:18 AM

They are designed by an engineer. It depends on the weight they are supporting, the type of beam used(steel, laminate, 2x10, 2x12), the distance being spanned. There is no such thing a rule of thumb for this.

esmith2039 04-04-2008 07:32 AM

I was eventually going to ask the same question. I have 2x6's beams and I think they were originally placed every 4-5ft under the 2 story section and hardly any under the rest. I can't tell for sure since some are rotted out.

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