basement support columns

(Steve Hemeon) #1

Do basement support columns need to be attached at the top

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(Larry Kage, CMI) #2

Yes, for sure…:slight_smile:

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(Don C. Hawley) #3

Only if you don’t want them knocked loose. LOL Definitely secured top and bottom.

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(Joshua L. Frederick) #4

FWIW, I rarely see them attached around here.

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(Steve Hemeon) #5

Thank you!

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(John Olson) #6

With lag screws not nails.

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(Barry Adair, TREC#4563 EIFSTX#39) #7

regardless if no movement was observed
unless those columns & brackets can be shown to be approved
i’d pass these off to an S.E.
that whole install looks amateurish at best

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(Peter Giannino, 24GI00162600) #8

Lag screws only. Not nails, like John said. The base must be in cement. No wood blocks at the bottom.

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(Stephen H. Payson) #9

“Concrete”

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(Marcel Gratton, CMI) #10

Attached is a pic from CD on the topic.

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(Larry Kage, CMI) #11

Nice pics, Marcel…:slight_smile:

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