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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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Here is a little more detailed drawing of the structure.
Here is a little more detailed drawing of the structure. Number between beams are the distance between each beam, I didn't measure O.C. Most beams measure 2.25" wide, 11.25" tall, and most are 24' exc… read more
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Looking to remove a load bearing wall and span that area
Looking to remove a load bearing wall and span that area with a beam. The opening is 18 feet. It is a single story ranch with a 41/2 pitch hipped roof. the overall width of the house (inside dimention… read more
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Needing to leave the existing 2x10 2nd floor joists in
Hey Pearl, needing to leave the existing 2x10 2nd floor joists in place. thinking we can remove the post which is the point load from what used to be the rear wall of this 1941 home and has had a hip … read more
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I have a 15' opening in a load bearing wall. What size LVL
I have a 15' opening in a load bearing wall. What size LVL beam do I need? And how many 2x4 jack studs to support each end? … read more
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I have a section of wall that needs to be replaced with a
I have a section of wall that needs to be replaced with a beam. It will measure out approximately 8 feet in run. It has 2x8 floor joists (actual dimension 1-3/4" x 7-3/4") on one side and 2x6 ceiling … read more
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I plan to use 3 each 11.875" LVLs nailed and bolted together
I plan to use 3 each 11.875" LVLs nailed and bolted together to span 16.6' for a garage apartment at my home. This is new construction Dead loads and live loads are typical and we are in a warm climat… read more
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I have a girder beam. Span is 20ft. It is 4 stacked 2 x 10s
I have a girder beam. Span is 20ft. It is 4 stacked 2 x 10s on four columns. The center 2 lolly columns are 7'6" in from end columns 6" centerline in from end of beam. Thus about 4'6" centerline to ce… read more
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Have a room. 23'x27 '. Someone has pulled out load bearing
Have a room . 23'x27 '. Someone has pulled out load bearing wall under floor and now I have a big sag . I want to install lvls at 2 locations going parallel with 27' side. 14" tall lvls doubled at eac… read more
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Existing joists overloaded. Have a two story on basement.
existing joists overloaded. Have a two story on basement. Current 1st floor joists are 2x10 (nom lumber) spanning approx. 15' at 16"o.c.. All good except there is a 1st floor wall at approx. half this… read more
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I am remodeling my parent's home and have an issue in the basement
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I am installing a window/door into a main floor exterior
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This relates to the joist for the soaker tub. The previous
This relates to the joist for the soaker tub. The previous owner removed a load bearing wall in the center of the house and replaced it with 2-2x12" timbers with an 1/2" plywood sandwich - typical hea… read more
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Another question regarding restoration of 1880 victorian
Another question regarding restoration of 1880 victorian home. The hip rafters are 2x4x~16'. The previous owner removed the wood shingles, added plywood to the wood planks and installed asphalt shingl… read more
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I need to know what size steel beam and posts are needed to
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I was looking to get some confirmation on LVL beam size as
I was looking to get some confirmation on LVL beam size as well as connection details. I live in a two story house with basement. I am redesigning my kitchen and would like to remove a load bearing wa… read more
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I have a living room that is now 20 X 30. A renovation of
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I need to know what size glulam beam I need to replace a load
I need to know what size glulam beam I need to replace a load bearing wall under our loft. The loft is 19' x 13' (joists running parallel to the long, 19', dimension) and the beam would be placed wher… read more
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