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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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Remodeling older house. Rafter roof over bedroom has ceiling
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I have a shed dormer framed up with its rafters (2x6) at
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My house is 28 ft x 60 ft. Near the center of house is a
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Looking to remove a load bearing wall and span that area
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I am expanding my garage with a 2nd floor bonus room above.
I am expanding my garage with a 2nd floor bonus room above. I can attach my plans, but I need to confirm that my spans are good and the beams/rafters are properly sized. The garage is 18' x 22' and th… read more
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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 had an addition built 6 months ago ,cathedral. He used 2x6
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I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room.
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I have a house built in 1932 tradition ranch with a
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Bit out of my comfort zone on the design I created for a MBR
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I want to remove 6 of the 8 ceiling joists in my log cabin
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The exterior wall of my living room has developed a severs
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Hi again, based on the beam sizes you provided me, can I get
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I live in Iowa and have a single story house with stick built hip roof.(not truss design) House built in late 50's. I am trying to remove a 12' load bearing wall. House is 24 ft wide and wall is inter… read more
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