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Forum topic by CaioMekacheski posted 04-30-2017 01:34 AM 558 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-30-2017 01:34 AM

Next week I´ll start a job on a wooden house made of girdle. I´m going to make a closet under the stairs, a kitchen cabinet and do some repairs on a 2 storey house. 5 columns are ruined close to the ground and need to be fixed somehow. Maybe I´ll cut the rotten area and place a new one, because I can´t replace the entire piece without removing all the walls, that are made of 12cm beams that are connect together by a tongue and groove system. The wall beams are also connected to the columns by a groove. So I´m asking for some help with that, any sugestion will be wellcome.

Here´s a photo of the worst damage

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#1 posted 04-30-2017 05:21 AM

Brace up what the columns are holding up, whack out what is broke and butt joint in the new pretty stuff and you should be good to go. After all, with all the downward pressure, this is one of the few places a butt joint should be a solid joint.

Now, what killed the existing? That needs to be removed (e.g., clear the dirt away from the bottom of the walls outside, etc.).

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