removing a load-bearing wall

Reply

  #1  
Old 08-27-00, 07:13 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Post

I have some idea how to do this, but tell me what you think. I want to expand the opening between the living room and dining room, which is at present about 5 feet wide. I want to make it about 12 feet wide. I plan to put up two temporary walls on either side of the wall to be removed in order to hold up the ceiling and roof trusses, which cross the wall at 90 degrees. I am not sure what size beam I need to span the new opening. I plan to use a couple of jacks to hold up each end of the beam and tehn frame around them. Any further suggestions? Thanks
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-27-00, 08:08 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Post

Start with a bldg. permit. The plan check engineer will tell you what to use for a beam that will work and be legal for you area (snow load, wind load, etc.)
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes