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Tearing down a load bearing wall.


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07-06-05, 07:30 PM   #1  
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?

Thanks for any help

p.s. Single story if it matters.

 
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07-06-05, 07:46 PM   #2  
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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07-06-05, 08:34 PM   #3  
You'd be better served with a civil or structural engineer.

 
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