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#1 posted 02-09-2010 04:34 PM

Bill -
Get a good contractor (and maybe a structural engineer) to help you with this.

That column is carrying structural loads that must be identified so a new support system can be designed and built to carry those loads after that column is removed. It’s almost certainly do-able, but it needs to be done correctly.

Most of the sagging structure problems I’ve seen were the result of somebody with no understanding of structural engineering whacking out structural members. Sometimes they get lucky, but more often the building shifts or sags. In rare cases, they bring the building down.

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