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Framing advice on partial removal of load bearing wall?

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Posted by: from Sherwood Park
11/6/2014 at 10:31:56 AM

I have a load bearing wall downstairs and I want to take a part of it out. I need certified professional advice on the support I have to hold the beam up. Or do I need more support framed in?

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Steve from Mander Homes in Kitchener
Date/Time11/6/2014 at 5:56:15 PM

What you need to do is get a blue print drawn up and need to get it stamped (approved by) an engineer to make sure whatever you're replacing the wall with (probably a lvl or steel beam) is structurally sound to carry the load that is sitting on it.

Steve

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Date/Time11/9/2014 at 4:50:39 PM

Agree with Mander Homes; you need a structural engineer to advise you & prepare engineered drawings which will contain the information you need.

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