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Why is it so close to what appears to be a bearing wall?

I'm guessing that's where the bearing wall ends and the beam takes over.

12' joists were too short, 14's were too expensive. Who wants to drive an hour both ways for lumber? Pass me that jar by yer elbow and then let's get er dun. [:)]
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Have seen this off centering often. Layout errors are often "exact" errors, off by one foot etc.

OTOH, code calls for three inches bearing on masonry for wood structure. So this does "pass", no matter how sloppy it looks. Piers are supposed to be capped, like Marc said, or the top voids grouted to make a solid cap. Here lots of builders use treated pine for caps, and they appear to work OK. I see no problem with rotation.

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Have seen this off centering often. Layout errors are often "exact" errors, off by one foot etc.

OTOH, code calls for three inches bearing on masonry for wood structure. So this does "pass", no matter how sloppy it looks. Piers are supposed to be capped, like Marc said, or the top voids grouted to make a solid cap. Here lots of builders use treated pine for caps, and they appear to work OK. I see no problem with rotation.

That's funny. Capping the pier with pine to create bearing for pine.

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Have seen this off centering often. Layout errors are often "exact" errors, off by one foot etc.

OTOH, code calls for three inches bearing on masonry for wood structure. So this does "pass", no matter how sloppy it looks. Piers are supposed to be capped, like Marc said, or the top voids grouted to make a solid cap. Here lots of builders use treated pine for caps, and they appear to work OK. I see no problem with rotation.

That's funny. Capping the pier with pine to create bearing for pine.

Down here, Chad, the pine is even harder than the heads on most local shoulders!

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