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I am remodeling my upstairs bathroom. My contractor is unsure if the tub we got can be supported by the weight of the tub. The tub Directions say to allow 80 psf. My floor is using 2x10s that the cont… read more
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I'm looking for the maximum span which 16" on center 5.5"
Hi, I'm looking for the maximum span which 16" on center 5.5" LVL 2.0 for a second floor bathroom. I have full access to sister/replace 2x8 fir joist. Looking for > L/600 for a tile shower on a 10'… read more
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I have a structural beam that has been cut. It has floor
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I received a structural engineers report and instructions of
hi pearl: I received a structural engineers report and instructions for repair of a carrying beam in the center of the house and requires about six joist to be "sistered from support to support. These… read more
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I have existing 2x8 floor joists in my 1955 cape style home.
I have existing 2x8 floor joists in my 1955 cape cod style home. I will be remodeling the kitchen/dining room and removing the walls to open up the space. Therefore the span will increase to 14'-2". W… read more
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Is it safe to replace a (100 lbs) steel bathtub (alcove) with
Is it safe to replace a (100 lbs) steel bathtub (alcove) with a (312 lbs) cast iron (alcove) bath tub in a second floor wood framed house bathroom supported by 3 floor joists (each at 1.5"x 8"x 12 ft … read more
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Name is ***** *****. Re-doing a 2nd floor bathroom. Joists
Name is ***** *****. Re-doing a 2nd floor bathroom. Joists are 2"x8"x10' (old wood, house built in the 30's). Bathroom upstairs is perpendicular to joists. … read more
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I need to figure out what size of glulam beam I need to use.
I need to figure out what size of glulam beam I need to use. I need to span 11' in my basement. The home is a Rambler. There are no bearing walls on the upper floor resting on the section that I want … read more
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Is a 2 X 6 (5.5") LVL beam as strong (deflection wise) as a
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I'm renovating a 2nd floor bathroom. The subflooring is
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We are putting down a ceramic tile floor in our kitchen. We
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Need to span 16' on floor joist carrying 2nd floor bathroom.
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Hello... Im a GC remodeling a 109" x 109" bathroom on the
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I have a structural engineering question. I am completely
I have a structural engineering question. I am completely re-doing my 2nd story master bathroom and I want to put a whirlpool tub in the area and I am concerned about the weight of it on the floor. Th… read more
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I am designing additions to an 1840 home in Virginia. The
I am designing additions to an 1840 home in Virginia. The bedroom add on is 16 by 16: What do you recommend I use for floor joists and should they be supported by a pier and sleeper beam? Likewise, sh… read more
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I want to expand the living area in my upstairs. The existing
I want to expand the living area in my upstairs. The existing living area is on engineered trusses that also act as the ceiling below. The remaining ceiling where I want to expand over is 2x12. I will… read more
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