Tearing down a load bearing wall.

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Old 07-06-05, 07:30 PM
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Tearing down a load bearing wall.

I want to tear down a structural wall between my kitchen and living room to open it up. The span is 12 feet and I will support this with 2 load bearing columns. How should I construct my King Stud to span the two columns?

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p.s. Single story if it matters.
 
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Old 07-06-05, 07:46 PM
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Nevermind

I just did a search....what I should have done in the first place.....and found the answer to be more complicated than I thought. I think the best idea is to have an architect figure it out. Any ideas on what it might cost to have one give me the design. I wouldnt need blueprints unless... my city want them.
 
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Old 07-06-05, 08:34 PM
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You'd be better served with a civil or structural engineer.
 
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