I need to replace 40' of sill plate from the 7' basement of a two-
story house. Replacing it from the outside is out of the question
because of brick veneer and a solid-pour concrete porch.
28' of the replacement should be fairly straight forward because the
floor joists are perpindicular to the sill plate. Jack the house 10'
at a time by the floor joists enough to get the old sill out then
slide in a new PT sill.
The last 12' however will be a PITA.
The floor joists are parallel to the sill plate
There is a floor joist about 4" from the concrete wall limiting access
The end joist (above the sill and under the outside wall framing) is
The sewer pipe, water line and meter, and gas line and meter all are
on this 12'
Lots of HVAC ducts here as well to make things fun
And to make it even more fun the building inspector wants anchor bolts
Any ideas on how to jack/support this 12' span (No its not a gable end