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Old 07-30-2010, 01:05 PM   #1
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I live in an old 1930's 800 sf bungalow and i am looking to replace the old wood post that support the main beam in the basement with metal adjustable teleposts. what is the best way to remove the old wood posts?
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:34 PM   #2
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Jamie, Welcome to the Forum

Do you presently have decaying wood 4x4 posts that are causing 1st floor settling because the posts bottoms are rotting or possibly sinking into a poor post foundation? If the foundation under the present posts is not to code, I would not try to install new posts until the post foundation can be brought up to the present code.
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May want to check with your local B.D. to find they permit adjustable ones in a permanent instillation...

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Ditto GBR. Make absolutely certain that the posts you are planning to use are rated by the manufacturer for permanent installation, and what the maximum allowable load on the post is. From the research I have done, it appears that many posts, especially the adjustable telepost types, are not rated for permanent installation, rather they are intended for temporary support such as when installing a header.
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