mon progress report

No futzing around here, no sir. Things are moving along nicely downstairs. Let’s see, we left off the other day with new beam #1 in position just below its ultimate destination. It is now installed (support walls are still in place)…

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After that, beam #2 was constructed from three beefy LVLs…

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David cut up and pulled out the old beam…

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Which then left cutting through the old joists and removing the nails…

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Until there was a clear pocket for the new beam to go into…

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Joe and David hefted the new beam into place…

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And there it is! New joist hangers in, all clean and shiny…

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Meanwhile, the concrete for the new footing hardened up as it should, so it was time to put in the new column that supports quite a bit of the house…

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At the bottom, it will get bolted to the steel plate that’s set into the concrete. And at the top, metal plates will soon join the three beams to the new column…

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Stay tuned.

3 Responses to “mon progress report”

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