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Question DetailsAsked on 11/14/2017

Does this seem unsafe to you?

House built in 1917. This is the living room middle beam.

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Sorry - if you attached a photo it did not come through - try again, but you cannot just clip an image and paste it into the text because the text box is designed to accept formatted text only. You need to click on the Answer This Question yellow button right below your question, then in the Answer Question box which pops up, click on the leftmost yellow icon in the gray top border above the text box. That then prompts you to attach photo(s), which can be in GIF, JPG, or PNG format.

Using that Answer This Question button will also keep the photo in this same thread - you can use the same method to reply back to an answer or to provide additional to any question you submit. They say the next yellow button in Answer Question (the one that looks like a move film strip) allows you to post video clips - though I have never seen one on this site so don't know if it works or not.

Anyway - post a couple of photos - a backed-off one showing the whole length, then moderate close-ups of any particular troubling spots, and I will try to provide an opinion based on what the photos show and whether it screams trouble to me or not - and another contributor may jump in with an opinion too. Structural Engineer would be the Search the List category to find a well-rated and reviewed professional for a judgement on your situation in-place, and to prepare any necessary repair plan for contractor(s) to bid on and build to, if significant repair or replacement is needed.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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