I did, it took most of a day to get everything installed. Each lift I made over 
about half an hour.
This was probably the most straightforward lift I've ever done, we actually 
ended up only lifting the kitchen floor, I couldn't see any difference in the 
walls at all. The house made very little noise while lifting which is something 
to really watch for, especially in a house with plaster lathe walls...
      From: Randy Bennell <rbenn...@bennell.ca>
 To: Curt Raymond <curtlud...@yahoo.com>; Mercedes Discussion List 
 Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:54 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] ?
On 04/08/2015 11:42 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:

> Oh yeah, I meant to reply to this yesterday...
> The floor had a significant dip in the center, of 1/8" or more. In the 
> basement the central 6x6 that runs down the spine of the house was 
> "supported" by a 3" or so cedar post that had split at the top and had lost 
> some of its height. Off to one side where the dip was worst was a 2x3 spruce 
> post with a significant bow in it.
> My father in-law had bought a steel post years ago but had never installed 
> it. I brought my 12 ton bottle jack and a 4x4, centered the jack under the 
> 6x6 near the cedar post and lifted about 1/2". I took out the cedar post and 
> replaced with the steel post ending up about 1/4" taller than the cedar post 
> had been. Then I moved to the other side of the basement on that same 6x6, 
> lifted 1/4" and put in another steel post. Finally I repositioned near the 
> 2x3, lifted to get that out and put in another steel post.
> The floor now bows about 1/32". I might put some leveler on it before we lay 
> the tile but I doubt it, the dip is gentle enough I don't think it will hurt 
> vinyl tiles.
> -Curt

I would have thought that this was something that you should have 
cranked up slowly.



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