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I am opening up a load bearing kitchen wall to the adjacent
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I have a story and a half (Cape) house where we will be
I have a story and a half (Cape) house where we will be removing a section of walls as follows: Span 1. - 10'-0" bearing to bearing (LVL 3-1/2"W X 9-1/4"deep) Span2. 12'-0" bearing to bearing (LVL 3-1… read more
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Looking for the size of an LVL to carry a ceiling load in
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I have a clear span of 17'-10" where two patio doors used to
I have a clear span of 17'-10" where two patio doors used to be. There is a light wood truss roof frame system above. this is a residential application in New jersey. Would a 3 1/2" x 9 1/2" microllam LVL beam be adequate for this span? … read more
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Have an engineered plan showing (2) 9 1/4" LVL's spanning 17'6".
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I am trying to find the correct LVL size to span 15'6". I
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