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Dennis Fletcher

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#1 posted 02-11-2010 01:19 AM

Sawkerf,

Your right, I just assumed, based on where I see most shops. Wow, how much worse if it were your scenario.

I have been on the receiving end of a roof collapse, not fun. Fortunately, I was in a spot that was protected, talk about scared out of my, well, you can just guess.

Removing a post and making a beam larger is dangerous, even for a PE. I’m sure Sawkerf would agree.

Why don’t you look at exchanging the single post for 2 posts, giving you room, but causing the load to be split.

Again, though, hire someone qualified to run the numbers. A PE is the only one I would suggest. Let them crunch the numbers and let a contractor do the work.

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