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#115488 - 11/02/03 03:35 PM 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...

Steve(aka sparky)


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#115489 - 11/02/03 04:31 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 05:44 PM Re: Not Electrical-Related, but . . .  
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Scary.


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#115491 - 11/02/03 07:02 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.... [Linked Image]


#115492 - 11/02/03 07:06 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).]


Ryan Jackson,
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#115493 - 11/02/03 08:19 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 [Linked Image]

Pierre


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