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Can I raise a Steel beam 35mm using another padstone?

Discussion in 'Building' started by compact, 12 Jun 2013.

  1. compact

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    I need to raise a new internal steel in the house (which will take attic floor).
    By 35mm (don't ask why we didn't instal at the correct height)
    1) I've been thinking of taking out the padstones and resetting at the correct height (bit of a pain)
    2) Packing with a bit/bits of steel to the correct height
    3) Packing with another cut of padstone

    In my thinking 3) should be ok as the padstone spreads the weight down and onto the bricks, so cutting another with the same dimensions and either placing, bolting of cementing (reduce height of padstone accordingly) should be an issue.
    Was thinking that I may not need to do any fixing as there shouldn't be any movement in the steel and padstones.

    What do you think?
    Cheers
     
  2. RonnyRaygun

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    I'd pack it with steel.

    In theory another cut of padstone would do it, but can you be sure you will cut it true enough that you get a decent bearing between steel, packer, and original pad stone?
     
  3. tony1851

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    Where have you been Ronny???
     
  4. noseall

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    Looks like you have done all the hard work i.e. getting the beam into position. Raising it should be reasonably straightforward with an acro or two.

    We would be inclined to re-set the pad directly beneath the steel, thus leaving you with the make up beneath using cut bricks etc.

    Or you could slot in a piece of cut paving slab mebbe?
     
  5. RonnyRaygun

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    35mm paving slab, good idea :idea:
     
  6. RonnyRaygun

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    Too busy to log on very often recently...

    Every time I log on you've already answered anything I could have input into!!
     
  7. tony1851

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    Sorry, I'll keep quiet then! :oops: :)
     
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