Supporting a LVL beam?

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Old 12-14-09, 05:20 PM
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Supporting a LVL beam?

I am thinking about installing a LVL beam to span a 10ft opening. On each end of the beam I am going to use a 4x4 post. The floor below is a garage and it already has a beam supported by steel lally colums. Do the 4x4 post have to line up exactly with lally colums below or can the post be 10 or 12 inches off left or right? Any help would be great.
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Old 12-14-09, 06:47 PM
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1. Do the walls line up?(Front to back) Or like in figure #5?: Troubleshooting Guide to Residential ... - Google Books

2. Does the new point load land on the beam below?

3. Or does it land on the wall below, between columns?

Make sure you have enough bearing length, page 2: http://www.parr.com/PDFs/LP%20LVL%201.9E.pdf
Be safe, Gary
 
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Old 12-15-09, 03:35 AM
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Yes the new load point does land on the beam below. but the lally colums doent line up exactly with the 4x4 posts above. do they have to be exactly in line?
 
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If they are off by 12" or more, I would consult a Structural Engineer, as the beam below has a distributed load, now changed to a point load.

Be safe, Gary
 
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