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In the principle of this demolition, it is necessary to create a metal gantry capable of supporting the descent of the load coming from the upper stage.

Demolition: tear down a load-bearing wall safely

For this, metal profiles (a beam and two columns) are previously sized in a calculation note made by a structural design office. The supply and implementation of such a gantry require several people and adequate tools. Depending on the difficulties to be overcome, it may be wise to call on qualified and insured professionals for this type of work.

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After conducting soundings to analyze the ceiling structure, place props under the beams.

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Feel free to screw the props and nail them.

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With a mallet and a chisel, drop the fills first to expose the structure.
Start at the top, and then go down.

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If it is necessary to install metal posts to take up the beams, clear as much as possible the masonry...

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In case of wooden structure, put props between the posts, under the beam.
Cut each post halfway up and remove the pieces one by one.

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Once the space is released and carefully supported,
check the flatness of the wooden beam with a mason ruler and a spirit level.

Demolition: tear down a load-bearing wall safely: wall

After cutting to the right length, position the metal beam under the wooden one.

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At the same time shore the metal beam.
Get help, this room is heavy.

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Depending on the size of the metal poles, place a steel plate in the floor, in order to distribute the loads on the floor.

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Measure the height between the floor plates and the beam.
Carry the measurement on each of the metal poles.

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Cut the poles to the correct size with a chain saw equipped with a metal cutting disc.

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Position the posts at each end of the beam.
Do not hesitate to bring them back in strength by helping you with a mallet.
Check the plumb level.

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Use an arc welding machine to make a weld bead at the junctions between the poles and the metal beam.

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On the ground, weld on both sides the foot of the metal pole on the steel plate.
Proceed in the same way for the other post.

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Shred with the mortar of the mortar (cement and sand) until you obtain a perfectly homogeneous mixture.

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After slightly moistening the soil, place mortar with a shovel.
Spread all around each post with a trowel.

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As the underside of the wooden beam is not perfectly flat, insert shims into the residual spaces to consolidate the assembly.

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To improve the junction between wood and metal structures, drill the metal frame and screw lag bolts into the wood whenever possible.

Demolition: tear down a load-bearing wall safely: load-bearing

After drying the mortar at the foot of the posts, fill with mortar or plaster all residual interstices to block well together.


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