Beam Install

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dzaazter
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Beam Install

Post by dzaazter » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:25 am

Hi,

I'm wanting to take down some load bearing walls in my kitchen. I have 3 4x4 load bearing posts that support the roof, but on 2 different planes (e.g. x,y). If I use a big enough 30ft LVL beam to span across one plane, can you side load off that beam to support 1 4x4 post? Or would I have to run 2 parallel 30ft beams to remove the load bearing posts?

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A. Spruce
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Re: Beam Install

Post by A. Spruce » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:41 am

Sounds like a question for a structural engineer who will be able to calculate the loads and spans and figure out the size and type of beams you'll need.
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Re: Beam Install

Post by Shannon » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:13 pm

There is a possibility of doing what you want but you will need to have an engineer design this for you.
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