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    What do you think, I think it needs to be prevented from falling over with brackets or mechanicle strapping

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    What are we looking at?

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    Default Re: to bracket or not to bracket

    Here is what NC says:

    R407.3 Structural requirements.
    The columns shall be
    restrained to prevent lateral displacement at the top and bottom
    ends. Wood columns shall not be less in nominal size than 4
    inches by 4 inches (102 mm by 102 mm) and steel columns
    shall not be less than 3-inch-diameter (76 mm) standard pipe or
    approved equivalent.

    Exception:
    In Seismic Design Categories A, Band C columns
    no more than 48 inches (1219 mm) in height on a pier
    or footing are exempt from the bottom end lateral displacement
    requirement within underfloor areas enclosed by a

    continuous foundation.



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    Scott, Main beam end where it meets the chimney structure.
    Sitting on a post with no support to prevent lateral movement to the sides.


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    I don't see any means of attachment of the beam to the column either.

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    Default Re: to bracket or not to bracket

    Yeah, that too! and the ends that are in pockets are supported with 1x3 pieces standing on end.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
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    Yeah, that too! and the ends that are in pockets are supported with 1x3 pieces standing on end.
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    Contact a Professional Engineer to determine and oversee the retrofitting of metal support post and securing of Main Structural support beam.
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    Wayne

    I would suggest an angle bracket or strap anchored to the triple floor joist above similar to the attached picture.

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    Default Re: to bracket or not to bracket

    thanks, very good suggestions. 4 year old house, kinda slipped through the cracks i think. nice house, but alot of stupid design flaws.


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