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Old 10-12-07, 10:10 AM
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opening doorway

We have plans to open doorway to have an island.present doorway is thirty inches new opening would be 72" +/-. The wall is 2x3. I am i able to put a microlam beam to span the opening and support it with 2x3's?
 
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Old 10-12-07, 02:52 PM
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Are you sure your wall is made with 2x3's ? If so, I have a hard time believing it is a bearing wall. It was probably put up as a cheap rooom divider. Is the wall a bearing wall ?
That is; does it support the floor above it or does it just separate rooms. ?
 
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