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Old 07-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Good day all this is my first post and I need a little help. I enjoy doing renovations to my house and I research and do the things the right way. I am planning on on taking out a load bearing wall in my basement and have had the plans engineered. I know I need to have a post footing 39"x39"x12" deep but the problem is the stack for the plumbing is in the way for the footing. I was just wondering what I should do to resolve this issue. Can anybody recommend anything.

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If you could provide us with pics and/or sketches, then I'm sure that we can figure out a way to help.

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I am confused. You say you had the plans engineered. That sounds promising. Then you say that the support, presumably shown on the plans, cannot be installed because there is a stack in the way. Did you have the support engineered? If so, I would go back to the engineer and point out that the plan as developed is unbuildable, and ask the engineer to redesign the support so it can be constructed.
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Since you have discovered a conflict with the pipe and the post locations, you have two choices"

1. Relocate the post slightly to miss the vent and find out if the beam design will be adequate as designed with a slightly different span. the 39"x39" footing sounds a little large unless the loads are great or the soil is poor.

2. Modify the plumbing/venting system slightly to allow the footing (as originally designed) to miss the footing.

The solution will depend on the costs and practicality.

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Good day all this is my first post and I need a little help. I enjoy doing renovations to my house and I research and do the things the right way. I am planning on on taking out a load bearing wall in my basement and have had the plans engineered. I know I need to have a post footing 39"x39"x12" deep but the problem is the stack for the plumbing is in the way for the footing. I was just wondering what I should do to resolve this issue. Can anybody recommend anything.

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as i always say a picture is worth 1000 words,,,or in your case an answer to your question...
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I am confused. You say you had the plans engineered. That sounds promising. Then you say that the support, presumably shown on the plans, cannot be installed because there is a stack in the way. Did you have the support engineered? If so, I would go back to the engineer and point out that the plan as developed is unbuildable, and ask the engineer to redesign the support so it can be constructed.
My neighbor owns a engineering firm and he was able to get the drawing done for me. I guess we just never took the stack into consideration when we were measuring things out since the stack is in my laundry room and out of sight.
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as i always say a picture is worth 1000 words,,,or in your case an answer to your question...
How does one go about posting pics or drawings to this site?
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I would say that it's unlikely that the pipe will be travelling horizontally through the footing, but you'll never know until you open up the area.

If it's not travelling horizontally through the footing, shouldn't it be OK to penetrate the footing vertically? In that case you could build the form around the pipe.



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