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i have a 20ft length of wood below my floor joists in my basement. This is not the primary structure support, it was put in after the house was built to alleviate minor creaking. The wood beam is supported by 3 teleposts. My engineer indicated each posts is supporting 3 Kips. If I replaced the wood with a 4 inch I beam (13 lbs per foot 1/4 inch steel). Can I only use 2 teleposts) 1 on either end as opposed to 3? … read more
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I am trying to figure out what type of reinforcing we need
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