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#403685 - 04/30/14 05:06 PM Re: Lets plan a theater space [Re: Serenity_Now]
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No sweat. Its good to have people like you who have been and done to keep my feet on the ground! smile Its great input.
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#403815 - 05/03/14 03:01 PM Re: Lets plan a theater space [Re: Serenity_Now]
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Dump runs dump runs....... Demo complete.
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#404028 - 05/09/14 02:45 AM Re: Lets plan a theater space [Re: Serenity_Now]
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I like the concept of an RF distant, especially for finding equipment out of vision. I can look at one in the future when all the other modifications are tired.
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#404050 - 05/10/14 10:34 AM Re: Lets plan a theater space [Re: Serenity_Now]
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Waiting on calculations from engineer. LVL likely! Too cool. grin
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#404566 - 05/23/14 07:51 PM Re: Lets plan a theater space [Re: Serenity_Now]
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Ok, so three beam options exist to remove the post.

1. Bolt C channel steel along both sides of the existing beam.
Pros- easiest option, cheapest at under 500$ Done in few hours.
Cons- beam still keeps its current protrusion into the headroom of the space.

2. 4 2x11 LVLs sandwiched together and sunk into the floor joist.
Pros- beam now protrudes only 3" into headroom of space.
Cons- more work and higher cost of approx 1000$

3. 8"x8" I Beam sunk into joist space with 2x8 laminated on top to hang floor joist from.
Pros- beam protrudes 1.5"' slightly less.
Cons- most work and lifting involved (over 400 lbs). Most expensive option at around 1200$ Most work to retrofit into current beam foundation pocket.

All three options allow the removal of the post and are suggested by an engineer as suitable choices. What should I do? What would you pick?


Edited by Serenity_Now (05/23/14 08:20 PM)
Edit Reason: Floor 8", not 10"
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#404567 - 05/23/14 08:15 PM Re: Lets plan a theater space [Re: Serenity_Now]
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Option 3 and don't look back. A post in the room is such a detractor to the whole room.
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#404568 - 05/23/14 08:24 PM Re: Lets plan a theater space [Re: Serenity_Now]
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I rechecked the plan and option 3 results in a 1.5" beam protrusion actually. Still better than 3". But worth the extra headache.... Dunno.

I Beam spec'd is 448lbs. Just getting it down there will be a bear.
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#404572 - 05/23/14 09:57 PM Re: Lets plan a theater space [Re: Serenity_Now]
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Originally Posted By: Serenity_Now
I rechecked the plan and option 3 results in a 1.5" beam protrusion actually. Still better than 3". But worth the extra headache.... Dunno.

I Beam spec'd is 448lbs. Just getting it down there will be a bear.

Mike Holmes says do it once, do it right.

So i hear.
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#404581 - 05/23/14 11:50 PM Re: Lets plan a theater space [Re: Serenity_Now]
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Crazy cheap
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#404596 - 05/24/14 09:43 AM Re: Lets plan a theater space [Re: Serenity_Now]
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I had no idea on the cost until we went through an engineer. Happily surprised.

I guess where most people would encounter thousands of dollars is hiring the entire process out and working in a finished space. Putting it all back together when removing a finished wall can be costly. Luckily its just a concrete hole so far.

Option 1 is out for sure. Deciding between 2 and 3. Option 2 is attractive because it will be easy to relocate the electrical to the bottom of the joist neighboring the LVLs and have a small bulkhead to cover it up.
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