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LVL to Replace Load Bearing Wall

christian2012January 17, 2013
Hello, First I love this Website, Makes owning a home, even though I cant afford it, worthwhile.
I am going to tear down as much wall space as possible to open the floor plan, and make the living space work better.
The Double King Studs on the left are almost directly above the first Lally in the basement, holding a triple 2x10. When I change this wall to two 2x91/2 LVL's I want to make sure that I have a good support under the subfloor. So, If I build up the triple 2x10 in the basement with triple 2x6 cripples, directly under the Double Jack Studs...I should be Ok ..
? Wasnt sure about the floor plate ( 2x4 ) spaning the plywood subfloor
16", the two floor joists underneath or build a triple jack from the girder up flush to the underside of the Subfloor.
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Main Line Kitchen Design
Please don't implement any advice given on Houzz for a project like you are undertaking. Half baked advice from someone who's credentials you don't know and whose opinions are based on a few photo's could be disastrous. Call an Architect or Structural Engineer. Saving a few hundred dollar evaluation isn't worth the damage that could be done to your home guessing the answers to your questions. Not to mention the safety to you, your family and guests, and your home's resale value.
    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 3:45AM
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I love houzz and the advice, but I do agree with Main Line in that you need someone to come and look at what you have. They also need to be up on city codes. Get references on whoever you hire to come out and take a look.
    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 4:28AM
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World Contracting LLC
"...I should be Ok .. "

as Main Line said, this is not an engineering forum, and additionally all of the load calculations need to be submitted to your building department (in the US anyway) with an engineer's raised stamp on it (3 copies) . If you receive approval and a permit, than you should have a detailed plan for your alteration.
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