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I am replacing a load bearing interior wall with a laminated
I am replacing a load bearing interior wall with a laminated beam. the span is 22 feet the room width is 24 feet exterior wall to exterior wall. I am wondering what size of beam is required and what s… read more
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I am removing a load bearing wall that divides the kitchen
I am removing a load bearing wall that divides the kitchen from the living room in an older house I just bought. It will open a space from the outside wall to the hallway load bearing wall, which is 2… read more
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I am trying to remove a load bearing wall beneath the ridge
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I want to remove an interior wall to open two rooms into
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Would like to find appropriate structural i-beam size to
would like to find appropriate structural i-beam size to replace load bearing wall. 2 story colonial outside of Philadelphia. 1st floor wall, 13 feet drywall to drywall. Perpendicular to floor joists.… read more
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I'm removing some 2x10s over a 21 foot load bearing wall
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I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room.
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I have one of those beam sizing questions. The house is
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I have a single story house with drywall ceilings and no
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I have a 8" x 4" steel IBeam running through the center of
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i have two beams each side of 12 floor with roof above. the
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