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Old 07-10-2010, 09:53 PM   #1
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Ye Olde Garage-adding joists.


I am moving into an older(1924) home and have some issues with the garage. I have not measured but I have a strong suspicion that the walls are bowed. There are only 3 2x4's tying the walls together and they span approximately 17ft at some time someone has wedged some 4x4 posts to prevent sagging. I am thinking of putting in 2x10's and supporting them with a beam and posts to try and tie it all together. My question is should I try to pull the walls back in? And if so ,how? It's a single car garage but wide with a curved roof on one side, but pretty weak looking by modern standards. Walls are stucco roof is comp over wood shingle.
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Is the garage attached or detached?
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It's detached.
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