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Old 10-05-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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removing a wall

I want to remove 110 inches of wall. The wall now is just the same as a framed wall. Two 2x4s on the header and footer then studs 16 inch centers. Can I remove the 6 studs and install a engineered beam supported with a floor jack on each ends. It is a cement floor.


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Old 10-06-2010, 06:05 AM   #2
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Not enough info. You may be able to remove it with no additional support or it may need support. Need to know what is above. Probably best to have someone qualified have a look-see.


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Old 10-06-2010, 07:21 AM   #3
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it is usually possible to remove a load bearing wall and replace it with an appropriately sized header supported on properly designed posts. This is pretty routine work, however it does require a design by a qualified individual (may require a professional engineer, check with your local code enforcement official), temporary support of the ceiling during the operation, and proper installation of the elements. You will most likely need a building permit, so you should start the process by discussing the rules and regulations that apply to your particular location with the code official.
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