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I was wondering what size header I would need for a 10 ft
Second Opinion] I was wondering what size header I would need for a 10 ft x10ft opening (garage door) on a gable wall with no roof load (gable truss putting roof load on outside walls). … read more
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I'm building a 22 wide x 24 deep barn. 9 ft walls and a 6/12
Hello, I'm building a 22 wide x 24 deep barn. 9 ft walls and a 6/12 gable roof. I would like to clear span a ridge beam the 24 ft to create a vaulted ceiling and build an 8 or 12 deep loft in the back… read more
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I am looking to add a basement egress door to the side of a
I am looking to add a basement egress door to the side of a house for a mother-in-law apt, but I'm not sure if it's doable. The basement is 6'9” tall. We could use the current window space, but worrie… read more
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Planning a patio cover for a 14 ft wide patio. Want to use
Planning a patio cover for a 14 ft wide patio. Want to use an I Beam (alum or steel) for the header, that would sit on top of 2 6x6 cedar posts. The cover will be approx 16x11 ft. Question: what size … read more
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I have a 1900 farm house. It is two stories. The top plate
I have a 1900 farm house. It is two stories. The top plate on the first floor is a 4x6 timber. I would like to put a double french door on the first floor, but I only have six inches below the 4x6. Ca… read more
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This is related to the basement floor to ceiling height
This is related to the basement floor to ceiling height increase. I need suggestions on it. I have bought a bank-owned 100-year old house in Englewood, NJ which needs complete re-doing. The basement f… read more
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I would like to replace a 4 x 10 header in a single story
Hi, I would like to replace a 4 x 10 wood header in a single story house with a steel beam to gain door height. The door is 9' wide. … read more
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I am replacing 3 ft. tall x 8 ft. wide window on a 1 story
I am replacing 3 ft. tall x 8 ft. wide window on a 1 story house constructed circa 1938, with a 6'6.5" tall x 8 ft. wide sliding glass door. Existing header is 4x8 Douglas Fir but there won't be room … read more
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I have a basement with concrete foundation walls. They were
I have a basement with concrete foundation walls. They were suppose to do an 8 ft door in the concrete cold storage and it's only a 6'8” door. Would it compromise the integrity of the foundation to cu… read more
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I have a ranch house with a door cased opening which is
I have a ranch house with a door cased opening which is currently three feet wide ( 3'0" Opening) and the header is at a height of 6'8" currently. I would like to change this to a hidden header, Ceili… read more
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Question pertains to a basement garage. This is a one story
Question pertains to a basement garage. This is a one story ranch with a basement and a shop in the basement. The basement shop currently has two single standard with garage doors. (2 - 2 X 10 headers… read more
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I need to size an I-beam to replace the current structural
I need to size an I-beam to replace the current structural load under a raised part of my house. The span is 12 ft and is currently spanned by a 4x4 wood beam and supported by a 6x6 post at the end, t… read more
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Wanting to replace a 6'x6' patio door with a standard size
wanting to replace a 6'x6' patio door with a standard size patio door. The rough opening needs to be 80"x72". At issue is the ceiling height. floor to bottom of double top plate = 84.5" (floor to ceil… read more
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I want to install a 23 ft wide patio door on my exterior
I want to install a 23 ft wide patio door on my exterior wooden structure wall in Florida. What size steel beam and what size leg (wood preferably) should I use. It's a 1 story house, the incline of t… read more
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Question: Architect plan calls 2x12's ML as a header
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am going to take out a sliding 6-0 door and shall install 3
am going to take out a sliding 6-0 door and shall install 3 windows that total 109 inches, so I'll need to install a temp wall and remove and replace the header. the house is 26 ft wide with studio tr… read more
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I am installing a basement, 6 ft. door, in cement block. I
I am installing a basement, 6 ft. door, in cement block. I have a two story house, about 1900 sq.ft. What is the best material for a header for cement block, and what size, do I need.… read more
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I have a header that will support a floor load of 2500 lbs
I have a header that will support a floor load of 2500 lbs over 10 ft. span or 250 lbs per linear ft. that load includes 4 courses of brick veneer. I would like to use a steel w-section with a plate w… read more
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