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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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I want to install two LVL that is 9 1/2 inches high and 1
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I want to take out a 15 ft section of a wall that picks up a
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Would like to open up between kitchen and living room the
Would like to open up between kitchen and living room the opening is right at 14 feet. It is currently supported with a 2x4 horizontal and three 2x4's vertical. I would like to replace this with an I … read more
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I would like to install an LVL beam between my living room
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I have a customer who wants to remove a bearing wall between
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I am renovating a 1959 ranch home and want to remove the
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