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    Hi troops.

    Have a small room tacked onto the end of the garage. It's fibro clad, with hardwood frames & corrugated metal roof. Measures 1200 deep x 1500 wide
    Floor is simply dirt & covered in all sorts of nasties

    Guessing it hasn't seen daylight for 40 odd years, there's a bit of rot where timbers meet the ground.

    Got no idea what it was built for, was thinking an old dunny, but sewer line is miles away. Want to clean it up & stick the BBQ in there, I'll need to concrete the floor & add a beer coaster, but they can wait.


    Anyways to the current issue.......

    The exposed frame supports the roof, I want to remove this frame, however, the roof is supported by it. The bottom is stuffed with rot. Do you think I could concrete a new post each side to support this roof, or will the roof fall in without the middle bit?

    Any tips greatly appreciated

    Cam
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    Firstly, I would get the dog checked by the vet.., maybe put 2-3 acro props in...and work around them...pretty hard to tell from the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeton View Post
    Firstly, I would get the dog checked by the vet.., maybe put 2-3 acro props in...and work around them...pretty hard to tell from the pics.
    Thought about the acroprop idea over a few beers, somehow a handsaw & sledgehammer appeared on the scene

    Cut thru the frames below second beam.........bashed it heaps........then grabbed another beer & waited for the creaking of roof collapse...........But it stayed

    So I cleaned it up & raked the soil finding old copper fittings, woollen socks, snail shells & a rats skeleton.

    Next step is a concrete floor


    BTW.........Every good reno story shows a dog or two
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipps View Post
    BTW.........Every good reno story shows a dog or two
    Oh, I thought that may have been you.
    Cheers, John

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    OK, so seriously didn't want the room for a BBQ. It was always intended to hang garden tools

    Nothing to do the BBQ being longer than the room


    Ok pawnhead, the cat's outa the bag now....


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    Cheers, John

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