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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-27-2012, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Ever111
Mighty -- Neither ceiling was actually...

Mighty -- Neither ceiling was actually removed/replaced. I was told that both sides were braced with supports before the wall was removed and the beam went in, but I didn't see that part myself. Is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-27-2012, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Ever111
Thanks... so assuming that it is determined that...

Thanks... so assuming that it is determined that our beam doesn't have to be especially high, the 2 pieces of the top plate can stay in. We have 8 ft (96") ceilings so I am hoping that with LVL and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-27-2012, 07:43 AM
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Posted By Ever111
Is it acceptable that both top plates are still...

Is it acceptable that both top plates are still in there? Or are they causing problems relating to the sag upstairs?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-27-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By Ever111
Mightygiving -- You're right, from that pic and...

Mightygiving -- You're right, from that pic and now that we've opened up a couple of holes in the drywall, there definitely is some other material above the beam. This was existing material, before...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-25-2012, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Ever111
Not that this makes any difference regarding...

Not that this makes any difference regarding safety and code, but was that 9 ft header showing any signs of actually physically failing?

Also, what do you have to change it out to now?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-25-2012, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Ever111
nealtw -- Can I clarify something about the chart...

nealtw -- Can I clarify something about the chart with you? I know very little about this which is why I hired someone to do it for me. :(

In the first section of the chart, when it says ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-25-2012, 05:39 AM
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Posted By Ever111
Thanks for the responses. Initially, he had...

Thanks for the responses. Initially, he had written in his quote to me that he planned to use LVL. Would 2 2x6 LVL be more appropriate? Also, I'm not sure what has been used as column on either...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-24-2012, 10:14 PM
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Posted By Ever111
Sorry for the lack of updates on this... been...

Sorry for the lack of updates on this... been working on discussions/opening up of things with the contractor to figure out all the details of what has been done. Turns out that the beam is made up...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-17-2012, 10:28 PM
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Posted By Ever111
Thanks for these responses. newltw -- I...

Thanks for these responses.

newltw -- I know, it's too bad that I realized too late that the fact that this guy has significantly more knowledge than me doesn't mean he had enough knowledge to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-17-2012, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Ever111
Sagging 2nd Story Floor After Main Floor Load-Bearing Wall Altered Below

I suspect I already know the answer to this whole thing, but seeing as you are probably all quite a bit more knowledgeable about this stuff than I am, I thought I would ask over here!

We have a...
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