lintel on double row brick wall

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-11-14, 05:57 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: canada
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
lintel on double row brick wall

Hi, I am trying to figure out what type of lintel I need for a new opening through a basement wall to connects two existing areas.
The wall is made of block and supports 75 courses of brick *double row*, not veneer.
The opening is for a small passageway of 20" (50cm).
I would like to know if angle steel on each side of the wall would be sufficient (4x4x1/4) to support the load above. Or maybe I need an H or I steel beam? I was thinking of leaving 6 to 8 inches on each side, too. The wall thickness is the regular width of a block, 6 to 8 inches? Not sure.
Thanks!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-11-14, 12:28 PM
Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 578
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
It depends on what's above it and how much load that wall was actually supporting! It's impossible to tell from the information you provided. Can you give us some more information and pictures?
 
  #3  
Old 10-11-14, 12:50 PM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 46,168
Received 131 Votes on 117 Posts
  #4  
Old 10-13-14, 03:11 AM
Member
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: usa
Posts: 1,334
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
if you're a diy'er, chances are good its only a 2 story w/bsmt,,, w/o pics, i'd be comfortable using 2" angle on both sides you KNOW what's there so you may not be as comfortable
 
  #5  
Old 10-13-14, 07:41 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: canada
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Hi, I am not really planning it on doing it myself, I just need to know that what is being done is done as sturdy as possible. About the missing info, can you elaborate? I mean, it is a 2 story with basement as was said, roughly 75 courses of brick double_row. The opening connects two existing rooms in the basement. On one side there is the original house, on the other there is a one story addituion with basement. The wall on which the opening is going to be made is about 15' from side to side and the opening would be about 20".
Thanks
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: