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    Default Steel column structural question

    These look like they may have been installed during a remodel. Besides the forms and missing bolts, is this acceptable. The footings seem inadequate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathew stouffer View Post
    Besides the forms and missing bolts, is this acceptable. The footings seem inadequate.
    Besides these problems, is this OK. If you have problems, it is not OK.

    Footings have to be on undistrubed soil or compacted soil. Were holes dug down to undistrubed soil to pour those footings? Did they compact the soil before pouring those footings? The wood forms serve as an attractive nusance for WDO.

    Screw jacks are temporary. So buy definition are not acceptable for permanent strucrutal supports. They are not secured at the top or bottom.

    And what is up with insulation on the floor and the walls of a crawlspace?

    "The Code is not a peak to reach but a foundation to build from."

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    The insulation is a DIY mess. So it sounds like you addressed my questions, screw jacks are temporary. Correct?


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    Default Re: Steel column structural question

    The sectional jacks are installed upside down and contrary to manufactures instructions, the steel rods are not sold with those jacks so they are certainly not certified for use with the jacks.

    Haven't seen sectional jacks this small, have they been cut down? If so they have been modified.


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    Mathew,

    Take a look here: Adjustable Steel Columns

    Michael Thomas
    Paragon Property Services Inc., Chicago IL
    http://paragoninspects.com

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    Default Re: Steel column structural question

    Thanks


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    Sell the jacks to pay for the repairs.

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    Ron


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    Sell the jacks to pay for the repairs.

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    I need 6 of the type with hand adjustment for my boat trailer.. let me know when to look on e-bay .


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