justin86 wrote: How the hell am I going to strip and paint that top window since I can't step on the slate?
Daniel Meyer wrote:Nice place!justin86 wrote: How the hell am I going to strip and paint that top window since I can't step on the slate?
Fargle-Snorkers for the win! (link)
You need one...nay NEEED one...you know you do!
SkipW wrote:Wow, nice work and quickly done! (And you're really neat)
As for the posts being load bearing, my guess is yes, at least the corner, and it looks a little undersized even. The corner post supports that overhang which is your porch, and takes that load to the ground. Now, of course all of them share the load a bit, but the corner does the heavy lifting. Unless that entire corner is somehow cantelievered....
I would get a structural engineer or at least a reputable contractor to look at it if you are thinking, as it seems you are, of doing away with the porch posts. You may be able to have only one corner post, but I'd bet they would specify something like an 8x8 post. And would make sure it was on fondation to support the load.
Just my .02 - Keep up the good work and maybe Daniel will drive up in his FargleSnorker one day and surprise you!!!
Lynners wrote: but I'm far from knowledgable about historic house painting.
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