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Old 09-11-2019, 04:03 PM   #1
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A client would like some 4x4 posts removed from their first floor garage. The entire first floor was a garage for a plumbing operation and had a ton of shelving and storage space. The posts are against a wall in the row home with the adjoining homes wall on the other side. The 4x4s have inch holes for tubing to hold longer pipes and materials. The marks on the wall look like there was some shelving built around the bottom as well. It has since been remodeled and a ceiling and hvac put in. Most of the posts are loose and movable. They are bracketed into the concrete floor, but the ceiling is a little iffy... there are l brackets, but they do not have bolts and are not attached to the ceiling. They don’t make any sense as a load bearing component, but wanted an opinion from someone who has some solid understanding. Thanks for the input!
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:44 PM   #2
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I think you need to have someone look at it. I can't even imagine what you are talking about.

That will be $350.00, thanks.

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Wear a helmet and remove them... If nothing happens they functional, if you get whacked in the head they're load-bearing.

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Isn't that what someone, say uh.. maybe a homeowner, would hire a designer for?

I dunno, just spit-ballin' here.
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We'd be able to tell if you had a framing diagram for that portion if the existing.

If it's loose, it isn't structural anymore.

If the Sawzall binds cutting it, stop.
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We'd be able to tell if you had a framing diagram for that portion if the existing.

If it's loose, it isn't structural anymore.

If the Sawzall binds cutting it, stop.

assuming he knows how to correctly use a sawzall....
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assuming he knows how to correctly use a sawzall....
If he doesn't, he should still stop when it binds.
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