I am lifting a 2 story house, first floor and second 750 square feet each the dimension of the structure is 27 feet long and 28 feet wide the load is even the house is empty, and the chimney will be removed on both sides the approximate weight is 40 to 50 tones we will need to use not less than 4 beams to lift evenly due to the joist system, what size beam would I roughly need. Thanks Randy
I would really need to see a framing plan and the layout of the beams as you intend to put them under the house.
The house is 100 yrs old would some rough hand drawings real quick help you I am 200 miles from the house as there have never had plans.
Yes, a hand sketch is fine as long as its accurate.
I am on it now.
Ok, I'll check back around 9 pm
that's great I'm trying to get a scanner to scan this for you I am not at my office I am at a severe disadvantage I should have the scanner installed but around 730 to 8 o'clock will that work okay
what email do you want me to send these drawings to Randy
We're not allow to post personal contact information. Please upload here with the paper clip icon.
Where is the paper clip on the page I am on a smart phone I can not find it
I think you need to be on a computer. It's right above the text box you're writing in.
Got it now ! snatched the wifes laptop problem cured The box doesn't show up for the paper clip Icon doesn't show up on the phone
Did you get the attachment ?
No, I don't see it.
If you can't get it to attach here, try uploading to mediafire.com and posting the link here for me to access.
Here you go.
Ok. I can size these beams for you based on this information to give you a sense of what you're looking at. I would strongly recommend having a licensed PE come out to look at all of this framing before you do this and make sure that there aren't other locations that need to be shored or jacked. One place that looks suspect to me is where the beam is coming into the wall at the bottom of the page.
Is that reasonable? Can you tell me exactly where the jacks will be placed on each beam?
under the twenty eight foot lateral line is the proposed beam thoughts we have one every 9.6 feet front to back ,the jacks would be 10 to 12 placed under the beam every 13 feet, 3 under each beam ,4 beams
The company jacking it is more concerned of the size of the beams needed they are concerned of the size required they are figuring something around a W or S beam 12 inch high with a 8 inch shoulder and 1/4 inch center section and 1/2 inch radius at shoulders
I need the locations of the jacks to determine the real length of the beams. It makes a difference if they jack right at the wall vs. 10 ft away.
It's almost 11 pm here and I need to get to bed. I'll look for the jack locations in the morning and look at a size for you then.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX need the jack locations.
Sent the locations at 11pm on mediafire the jacks are the large black dots in the picture this picture is the same one. As the other only denoting the spots for the jacks
Hi, I just looked again, but I don't see any large black dots. I only see one file that was sent.
You can plan for W12x40 ASTM A992 Gr. 50 (it's 12" deep and weighs 40 pounds per foot). Please have this reviewed by a licensed PE with the exact framing layout and make sure no other locations need to be shored or jacked. Additionally, it will be important to have the details reviewed by an engineer to ensure over stability during the jacking operation.
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Post this on your comments.. Structural, very complex question regarding lifting of a house, fast,courteous and very patient. I would use the service and this person again. Very Professional. Randy