My chimney runs right to the basement floor and takes up a lot of floor space. The chimney isn't used anymore but I cant remove the exterior because it is a heritage house. I would like to remove the part in the basement to add a washroom. The chimney is 5'6" square at the bottom, but the exterior part is only 2' x 3'. What size beams would I need in the basement if I wanted to go ahead with this project.
Just what I have been able to find on-line.
Am I supposed to do something more or is that the extent of the action.
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I would really need to see a framing plan so that I can track loads to the supporting beams.
It can be a hand sketch, but without that, I don't feel comfortable providing an answer
How do I send a hand sketch?
In fact though, a framing plan may not be necessary. The beams would be supported by posts built into nearby walls. The posts would sit on the concrete slab. I beams would be about 10" long, one on either side of the chimney with shorter beams anchored between them, like a 'H', but with 2 horizontal lines. the long lines of the 'H' would be 10' long and the 2 shorter ones, about 5'6".
I'm presuming you're not working on the weekend so I'll wait until Monday before rating the service.
The chimney doesn't support and floor or roof framing. The total height of the chimney is 25 feet.
Thanks for your help.
Are you saying that the beam should be 12" wide and 50" deep? Or are your measurements in metric?
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So obviously 50 lbs per foot is not something that I am going to get out of 2x12 spruce. Is that a spec that I have to give to a metal fabricator?
Correct, it's a steel I beam