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erndog 01-29-2009 02:35 PM

I did the same earlier
 
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Hi I did the same project a few years ago. I have a 1 story house and the wall was load bearing. A local lumber yard had a computer program to calculate the spec's of the beam needed. I went with 2 2x12 laminated beams nailed and glued together. I rented jacks from a rental store for each side to support ceiling while I replaced the beam. I supported the laminated beam on the I-beam in the basement with 4x4 thru holes cut in the floor. I drywalled the arch with plastic round over trim. I haven't had any cracking or settling issues with it.


erndog 01-29-2009 02:35 PM

I did the same earlier
 
3 Attachment(s)

Hi I did the same project a few years ago. I have a 1 story house and the wall was load bearing. A local lumber yard had a computer program to calculate the spec's of the beam needed. I went with 2 2x12 laminated beams nailed and glued together. I rented jacks from a rental store for each side to support ceiling while I replaced the beam. I supported the laminated beam on the I-beam in the basement with 4x4 thru holes cut in the floor. I drywalled the arch with plastic round over trim. I haven't had any cracking or settling issues with it.


erndog 01-29-2009 02:35 PM

I did the same earlier
 
3 Attachment(s)

Hi I did the same project a few years ago. I have a 1 story house and the wall was load bearing. A local lumber yard had a computer program to calculate the spec's of the beam needed. I went with 2 2x12 laminated beams nailed and glued together. I rented jacks from a rental store for each side to support ceiling while I replaced the beam. I supported the laminated beam on the I-beam in the basement with 4x4 thru holes cut in the floor. I drywalled the arch with plastic round over trim. I haven't had any cracking or settling issues with it.



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