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Removing a Load Bearing Wall


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06-28-10, 01:28 PM   #1  
Removing a Load Bearing Wall

Hi, I want to remove a load bearing wall in my home to open up the space. I am going to be installing posts to support it however I don't know what the maximum allowable span is between posts to make it to code. Does anyone know Alberta building codes that would be able to answer this question?

 
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06-28-10, 06:36 PM   #2  
Are you decided on the temporary bracing method you'll use until the support is reestablished?

The lumber dimensions you use will determine practical span measurements and local code will either concur or exceed those values.

You can call your local extension office to request information.

This concludes my very boring sounding reply. Sorry but your talking about diy bearing wall removal. It's very possible. I've done it myself, but I used the overkill method on only a 6 foot span and not a whole wall.

 
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