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#115488 - 11/02/03 11:35 AM Not Electrical-Related, but . . .
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this has nothing to really do with electrical work. This is one of those 4x 12 gluelams used to support heavy loads. Well i had to cut a switch in somewhere below it, found that there wasn't really much holding it, which was noted by the GC, and the kaos began...

The way i figure it, if it looks funny, and it's not my trade, it's probably so...

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#115489 - 11/02/03 12:31 PM Re: Not Electrical-Related, but . . .
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What was supporting it, 1/2 dozen 16d nails?
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#115490 - 11/02/03 01:44 PM Re: Not Electrical-Related, but . . .
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Scary.
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#115491 - 11/02/03 03:02 PM Re: Not Electrical-Related, but . . .
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more on this,
i had to take off the piece of plywood below in pix #1 to enter a wire, when i did people took note, and cut the V out of the plywood above.

The only thing holding this is just the waferboard above it

The GC had a cow....
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#115492 - 11/02/03 03:06 PM Re: Not Electrical-Related, but . . .
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From the looks of it, I bet it is only holding floor load and a non bearing wall directly above it. That still doesn't make it right though.

[This message has been edited by Ryan_J (edited 11-02-2003).]
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#115493 - 11/02/03 04:19 PM Re: Not Electrical-Related, but . . .
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It looks as though the supports for the beam are just to the right of the beam, OOPS!!

Whats that, measure once - cut twice

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