Installing a New Structural Support Beam

It’s time to start restoring the structure, marking an important moment in the house’s history.

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It's time to start restoring the structure, marking an important moment in the house's history. Bob meets with carpenter Bob Ryley and the crew to begin installing the built-up structural beam made of Maxi-lams.
Alright we're back and this is kind of a very important moment in the history of this house. Because we're about to start restoring the structure.

My head is essentially on the second floor, and my feet are on staging, down here in the first floor in the kitchen area. And we've cut out all of the different pieces of lumber. Structural pieces, if you will, that had been compromised, cut up. And we're about to start building this beam that I showed you. I've got Denny, I've got Riley, I've got Anthony, and I've got me. Can we start to fit the first one?


Everybody, be very careful coming up with heads and stuff, because it's tight quarters. And.

There we go.

They sit on a specially made steel bed.

A half an inch to go there.
And we will be literally putting eight of these together, side by side. Using through bolts at what, every two or three feet?

Every sixteen inches, staggered.


And at this point you've cut all these back perfectly, so that really, these will be tied into this new beam right?

Right, these will all get hung from the new beam.

That one's in place. All right, we're ready to bring some more up.



All right.

Here comes number two.

And these, of course, are They're not just timber, they're laminated beams right?


Three, another five to go.

There you go.

That's good.

Back it up. Alright, and here comes the last one.

Do you got it, Dan?

OK Alright, which one do you want to do first of the bulbs?

That one right over your head.

You got your impact wrench?

Yep. Get it started.

That's nice.
This one next?

All right. Boy that makes it easy.

Sure Does.

All right.
That makes it easy, huh?

Sure does!

Well, we've got about another dozen of these to do. So we'll take a break. When we come back, we'll be getting together with our plumber, Frank Idarolla.

Don't go away.