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Thoughts on removing load bearing wall?

Old 02-13-14, 05:44 AM
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Thoughts on removing load bearing wall?

Hello Guys,

I had question about wall between living room and dinning room, I came to know that wall is load bearing wall. We have attic turned into master bedroom above it and finished basement down stairs. We live around Boston area.
I want to remove that wall and install like exposed wooden beam and pillar.
  1. Quotes : I know its not possible over internet but how much I should imagine?
  2. I am missing anything here?
  3. Exposed wooden beam and header good idea or bad?

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Old 02-13-14, 07:08 AM
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Welcome to the forums! You should gain the expertise of an on site structural engineer before attempting this. From your plans it appears this is a load bearing wall that runs the length of the house, in which case it would be difficult to remove the wall and install LVL beams. If your roof system is made of trusses, you cannot cut the bottom chord, so that's something to take into consideration.

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