hi, i am removing a section of a bearing wall separating kitchen and hallway. the span i want to remove is 9'10". it is single story building, with 2x4 joists. the next bearing walls, are 5' in one direction, 10' in the other. will a 4x10 with 1 king and 3 cripple studs each side be the right thing here? i am in california and it will have to pass inspection.
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I am on East Coast time, so it is after midnight, can we work on your question in the morning?
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thanks for your follow up. unfortunately we built this part saturday. this site told me (to my surprise) that an engineer was online and available to answer/ talk at the time i asked the question. probably not your fault, but the site's fault. I ended up consulting a local structural engineer that morning for more $$$. thanks anyways.
Sorry things did not work out! Generally you get your questions answered right away, but since it was quite late and I was on East Coast time and you were on West Coast time, we did not connect.Where in CA are you? I was born, raise, went to college, and worked in Southern California until I moved to Ohio.
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hi i am in altadena (next to pasadena) and grew up in switzerland. so i made the opposite journey then you. from the snow to the sun. (too much at times)the site keeps asking me to rate you. i dont want to leave you a bad feed back. You probably would have answered my question just right if given the chance. the time frame just did not allow it. I spent 200 for an engineer to size my beam and footing of my plans and stamp it. 25 min in his office.I dont feel like paying again. but also dont want to leave you a negative. how do i do that?The site mest up by saying an engineer was available to talk at that moment. not your or my fault.