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Background: * Would like to remove load bearing wall between
Background: * Would like to remove load bearing wall between kitchen and living room on the second floor of an early 1940s 2 story cottage style home, and install an exposed wood beam in its place. * … read more
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How many 2x12 would be needed as a beam to support the load
how many 2x12 would be needed as a beam to support the load of a second floor on a 16 foot span? … read more
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I need to ride. Sorry ..typo. I have a existing garage with
Sorry ..typo. I have a existing garage with a 16 foot garage door. The door is on the gable end of the garage and the total span is 16'4", with a total garage outside width of 16'11". The garage was originally post and beam, with posts every 10 feet , and has a total depth (length) of 28 feet. I can't fit my 2 cars side by side on the garage and open any car door, so I want to widen the structure. I plan to replace the 16' door with two 8' doors, and overall widen one side of the structure by around 3 feet. Because the garage has an attic, the posts extend above the attic floor/garage ceiling, with the top of the beam 21" above the floor. Roof rafters sit on top of the beam. My plan is to extend the rafters on one side of the garage only to meet a new outside wall, placing a new beam at the attic floor level to carry the existing roof and floor load, and cutting off the existing posts , placing them above the new carrying beam. Essentially the existing roof structure remains intact, removing the existing outside bearing wall of the garage, and replacing it with a 28' long beam to carry the roof and floor load. allowing me to widen the garage. What size carrying beam can span 28 feet for this load? … read more
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I am spanning a 14' opening with a 5.25 x 11.875 VERSA-LAM
I am spanning a 14' opening with a 5.25 x 11.875 VERSA-LAM Beam. The Joist on each side of the beam span 15' with a floor and roof above. One end of the beam will be supported by a 4 x 6 column. I wou… read more
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I have a 23' foot span in my basement that presently has 1,
I have a 23' foot span in my basement that presently has 1, 5 1/8 square post for center bearing on a 5 1/8 x 10 1/2 glulam. Only floor load above, since roof is clear span exterior plate to plate. Wh… read more
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My house is 28 ft x 60 ft. Near the center of house is a
My house is 28 ft x 60 ft long. Near the center of house is a kitchen that is 12ftx16ft, with a load bearing wall between it and living room. The living room is 16ft x 16 ft. Between the two rooms is … read more
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I have a question. I have a home in Scottsdale Az, obviously
Hello, I have a question. I have a home in Scottsdale Az, obviously we have no snow, weight issues. My question is the living room, dining room, and kitchen are separated by interior walls. We want to… read more
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I have a 28/ft span that I will be covering in the basement
I have a 28/ft span that I will be covering in the basement it will have the dining room and kitchen floor above I have post in footing at the 14 foot Mark so the beam would sit on top of that there w… read more
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I would like to install an LVL beam between my living room
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I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room.
I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room. The wall is load bearing. The joists are 2x4 16 inch oc and the attic is non storage non occupied. The attic does hold the HVAC ducts, el… read more
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I have a 12 foot span, load bearing, nothing but attic above.
I have a 12 foot span, load bearing, nothing but attic above. In the south (no snow load). It is a double wall, so I am going to use four (4) 2*12's across the span. Posts are sitting straight on foun… read more
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Were removing a wall, the. Wall is 10 feet and turns 10 feet
Were removing a wall, the. Wall is 10 feet long and turns for another 10 feet There is a verical support beam on the end of the wall that will not be removed. There is a 22 foot span from the the beam… read more
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I would like to take out the wall between my kitchen and
I would like to take out the wall between my kitchen and living room. I have 2x10 ceiling joists from my kitchen that run perpendicular to the 2x10 ceiling joists in the adjoining living room. The joi… read more
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I am a kitchen contractor working in Northern Virginia
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I am removing a loadbearing wall in my living room and want
I am removing a loadbearing wall in my living room and want to put in a LVL beam. The house is basically a rectangle about 28 feet by 45 feet. it has 2 floors and the wall I want to replace is on the … read more
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I have a similar question as the one you answered a year ago
I have a similar question as the one you answered a year ago "what size lam beam would i need to span 23 feet across my bsmt" The difference for my question is that the beam would support my second fl… read more
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I am removing a wall and will have a 14 foot clear span. What
I am removing a wall and will have a 14 foot clear span. What size of header or laminated beam do I need to use. All that the wall is supporting are 14 ft ceiling joists with no second story.… read more
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I have a vaulted ceiling & Im trying to determine if a wall
I have a vaulted ceiling & I'm trying to determine if a wall is a load bearing wall...Directly below the wall in the basement is the big beam that runs the entire length of the house. There is a suppo… read more
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