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Remodeling older house. Rafter roof over bedroom has ceiling
Is there anything else the Structural Engineer should be aware of?Customer: adding a beam under joists 16' long that will support 16' of joists. Built beam out of 2x8 x 16 with 6 layers of 3/4" ply glued in between 2x's. then will add sister joist to existing 2x6's over the beam using 2x8s… read more
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Hello! We have a farmhouse built in 1854 out of old forest -- mostly oak. We want to renovate the attic. The house is 3 stories plus the attic with a very solid stone foundation. The joists in the att… read more
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My house is 28 ft x 60 ft. Near the center of house is a
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I have an owner of a existing 3 story / 3 family building in
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Hello, I'm renovating a 2nd floor bathroom and want to install a whirlpool bath and ensure that I'm structurally sound. The tub is approx 6' x 3' weighing 125lbs and holds a max of 75 gallons of water… read more
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I have a single story house with drywall ceilings and no
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An existing row house, middle unit. Clear span is 18'-1". Current
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I'm going to finish the attic space in a 100 year old house.
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OK after exhaustive research with many dead ends Ive come
OK after exhaustive research with many dead ends I've come here hoping for a direct answer. We are installing a fireplace in a older home (1954). Brick exterior, concrete foundation. 2x10 floor joists… read more
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Hi, Been doing my research. what I want to do is not required.
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