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I am removing a wall between Kitchen and living room. I will
I am removing a wall between Kitchen and living room. I will need an LVL to support the span, which is 14 feet. This wall divides the two rooms. The living room is 14 x 12', the kitchen is 14 x 10'. A… read more
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I am removing a load bearing wall that divides the kitchen
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I have a similar question. I have a ranch home. The wall
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I am going to enlarge a door way that is now 32 inches and
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I am remodeling my kitchen. I was removing part of a wall
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I'm removing a wall that will create a 12' span. The wall
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I am renovating a small house - 912 sq ft with a 1-car garage. The footprint is 24' x 52'. It has a hipped roof, and pretty low pitch - 3/12 I believe. It has typical attic trusses in the attic. The h… read more
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Have existing 18 ft 4x10 ,would like to open to 22ft. Single
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Im looking to open up my living room into the kitchen,so I
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I need some help sizing an LVL to replace a load bearing wall between kitchen and dining r
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