I have a 3 Season Porch 15' x 12' with a gable roof. It is supported
by 3 lalley columns under the main carrying beam. I put in 3 more
footings at the extreme corners and one in the middle for extra
support. I'm looking for 3 good adjustble columns that are meant to be
perminant. Anyone have any good sugestions?
Since the porch is already in place, I have to load the posts. If I
just cut posts to fit between the porch sill and the footing, it will
be a loose fit. The adustable feature would allow me to put a
compression load in the post.
That's surely what I would do, and have done in the past. There are
new hollow plastic columns that go around the actual load-bearing
columns, so you could cover the jack post/lalley columns with the
plastic covers and no one would be the wiser.
On Apr 29, 6:22 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Why not just use more lally columns?
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I think it is a good idea.
Use wood posts, with a steel cap on the bottom and a short steel bolt
This makes it adjustable so you can load the columns as much as needed
now and in the future, and protects the wood from moisture related
rot. I saw these all over Germany, and thought they looked strange at
first, then realized how practical they are. They look funny because
you see a 6x6 post then a couple inches of 1 inch steel bolt on the
bottom, but they're plenty strong.
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