I have an overhanging support beam in my basement (actually two 2x4 beams sandwiched together), supporting the living room floor above it, that extends approximately two feet beyond a metal support post. The problem is that the overhanging part of the beam extends into the area where the washing machine sits, and people in my home are constantly bumping their heads on the overhanging part of the beam. I would like to saw off some of the overhanging part of the beam to eliminate this problem. The overhanging part of the beam is not supporting anything overhead (no joists are sitting on it). Is it safe to saw away part of the overhanging part of this support beam?
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Do you have any pictures that you could attach to the chat window with the paperclip in the toolbar?
No sorry I don't.
Are you a structural engineer?
Is there anyway you could take a few tonight and attach them? I really need to see the physical configuration of what you are explaining.
No. Actually I'd like to exit this session right now. If I decide to take some photos to clarify the
situation, I'll reiterate this question at another time. I'd like to cancel this session.
I am a Licensed Civil Engineer in two states and my specialization in college was structures. I have been designing structure for over 25 years.That is fine, nothing gets charged until you click on the "Accept" button.Let me know if you need help in the future.
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