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02-06-06, 09:48 AM
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Posted By mdangremond

Thanks

Thanks for all your help. The roof over the family room is a gable roof. The house is located in a northern climate abd the house is about 25 ft wide.

I guess I am surprised that 2 2x12s can't...
02-05-06, 05:28 PM
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Posted By mdangremond

More Info

The post consists of 2 2x4s. They sit on the subfloor. Below the subfloor would be the piece of wood (band joist?) that sits on the edge of the basement foundation. The "wall" where the opening...
02-05-06, 12:33 PM
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Posted By mdangremond

Update

I peeled away the casing/trim and drywall. Stretching the entire 8 1/2 ft opening are 2 2x12s with plywood spacers. Does this suggest that the opening may have been originally designed to stand on...
02-02-06, 05:51 PM
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Posted By mdangremond

Load Bearing Post?

I own a colonial house with a partial basement. There is a 8.5 ft wide opening between the kitchen and family room that is separated into two openings (3 ft and 5 ft by a post. The opening is 81 in...
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