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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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We want to tear down a bearing wall and will need to add a
We want to tear down a bearing wall and will need to add a beam. Not sure what size beam we will need except the length, which will be 20 feet. Can you give us this information? … read more
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We have a 30' span when we remove a load bearing wall in the
We have a 30' span when we remove a load bearing wall in the middle of our 30 X 20 wood frame living room, it is supporting a wood frame 5:12 pitch gable roof. We want to replace the load bearing wall… read more
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I have a similar question. I have a ranch home. The wall
I have a similar question. I have a ranch home. The wall between the kitchen and living room we would like to remove. The removal of the wall is 16ft and replace with an LVL beam. The roof has the loa… read more
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I want to move a load bearing wall on the first floor of my
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I am renovating an older home that has a flat roof framed
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I am removing an interior load bearing wall and want to replace
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i have a load bearing wall i would like to take out approx
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