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TOPIC: Is this a solid balcony?

Is this a solid balcony? 10 years 2 months ago #43962

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A friend of mine messaged me this rental that he is looking at renting, says it's a gorgeous place, built in 1910. The first thing that jumped out at me when I saw the listing though: the balcony in the lower left corner.

It looks like it's supported by a cantilever, I'm guessing made of steel, but it looks like it would be over-extended for it's length. He says he stood on it (he's a good-sized man) and it was very solid. What would an inspector or someone who knows about leverage think of a balcony like this? For a 100 year old house, this seems like a dangerous addition.

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Re: Is this a solid balcony? 10 years 2 months ago #43963

If it was properly cantilevered and built into the structure of the home the chains would not be necessary so the red light is going on.  I can't quite tell if it is a cantilever or attached with a ledger board.  They may have had supports posts at one time but you can't tell from the pic.  I would also have to question the connection point for the chains / home.  Looks like it is off a master bedroom so it might not have much traffic, but if it is off a room like a living room or family room where it would get more traffic, I would not feel comfortable with that set up.

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Re: Is this a solid balcony? 10 years 2 months ago #43974

Can he get some better pictures Dan?

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Re: Is this a solid balcony? 10 years 2 months ago #43975

Sadly, no, as the point is now moot. They rented the place to someone else, so he no longer has to worry about a balcony collapse at 5 in the morning while standing on his porch watching the sun rise.

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