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Anyone ever use a whaler for temporarily supporting a span like this (9'). This is a garage under, 1-1/2 story. 2 of the 3 sandwiched 2x's have significant rot and ant damage. No sagging visible yet but replacing is required. Shame that $7 worth of flashing would have prevented it($650,000 house, 7yrs old).

Anyhow, I am trying to avoid touching the garage door and some ductwork on the garage ceiling if at all possible. Avoiding this would be difficult with a traditional temp wall.

I was thinking whaler would be lagged into 1st floor rim. Set on 4x4.

Let me know your thoughts good or bad.

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Anyone ever use a whaler for temporarily supporting a span like this (9'). This is a garage under, 1-1/2 story. 2 of the 3 sandwiched 2x's have significant rot and ant damage. No sagging visible yet but replacing is required. Shame that $7 worth of flashing would have prevented it($650,000 house, 7yrs old).

Anyhow, I am trying to avoid touching the garage door and some ductwork on the garage ceiling if at all possible. Avoiding this would be difficult with a traditional temp wall.

I was thinking whaler would be lagged into 1st floor rim. Set on 4x4.

Let me know your thoughts good or bad.

thanks
pull the outer 2 ply's out leaving the inner-most ply intact, replace with new. if there's no sag, there's no weight.
 

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pull the outer 2 ply's out leaving the inner-most ply intact, replace with new. if there's no sag, there's no weight.
Expecially on a gable end.
Just did one of these,full of termites too.
The floor joists ran parallel to the gable (of course) so no weight to speak of.Band joist will help hold up the little weight that is on the walls.
 

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thank you for the responses. The load is being distributed by the rim, but I wanted a way to give it a little more muscle in the interim. I just want to be sure I'm not underestimating the load even with the lack of sagging. It was just giving me the heebie jeebies:shutup: as I game planned I guess. HO has now decided to pursue the original builder and see if they can't get a warranty fix out of him or the siding sub responsible for omitting the flashing. The problem is rampant all over this 7 year old development. So the job may go away anyhow.

thanks again
 
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