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Old 08-14-2017, 02:15 AM  
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Opening a 5 ft opening isn't usually a problem Unless you find a double stud in there which might indicate a point load. Most time a double 63" 2x10 header would do. for insurance you could go double LVLs
If you intend to make the door bigger by 5 ft, that would more serious.


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Well, we are finally into it and decided to pay a little for a design layout. We hired a contractor to do the work and I’m glad we did. Aside from some limitations and inconveniences it will be worth it!


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What the heck was that framing of the giant X all about?

Looks like you are making progress.
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What the heck was that framing of the giant X all about?

Looks like you are making progress.
X marks the spot silly....that's the spot...
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What the heck was that framing of the giant X all about?

Looks like you are making progress.
The old form of dia. bracing.

Probably a carryover from ballon framing.
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I’m assuming it had something to do with the load bearing? Our exterior wall was the same way. Built in late 1940’s, early 1950. I’m no carpenter
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Clean. What's the header size, and is it Select DF or a glue-lam?
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Iím assuming it had something to do with the load bearing? Our exterior wall was the same way. Built in late 1940ís, early 1950. Iím no carpenter
A predominance of framing carpenters, of the era, were east coast and midwest transplants, and for that matter, most of the building trades.
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Not sure what the beam is? Doesn’t look laminated but 1 solid beam? Will there be evidence of it being laminated? When I hear that term I think of 2 or more pieces and seams?


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