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Old 07-09-2009, 10:15 AM   #1
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I am ripping out a wall in my house and i need to now how much support I need. The opening is going to be 16ft. long I was going to use 3 2x6x16,but I did not know if that was going to work or if I should use 2x8 or 2x10. Any suggests?

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Interior wall?
Load bearing?

2x6's will not work, especially if its load bearing
I took out a 12' load bearing wall & needed (2) 14" LVL's
But that was supporting a wall above & roof load

My lumber company sized the wood for me for free

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What are LVL's? What size of boards would you use for this?
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Interior wall?
Load bearing?

2x6's will not work, especially if its load bearing
I took out a 12' load bearing wall & needed (2) 14" LVL's
But that was supporting a wall above & roof load

My lumber company sized the wood for me for free
What size should I use? 3 2x10x16's?
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What are LVL's? What size of boards would you use for this?
Marc: I think it would be best if you consult either your building inspector or a structural engineer.
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What size should I use? 3 2x10x16's?
I did not size my beams, you can't guess at this
You have to go to a lumber company/engineer & have them determine the load & size your beams
My beams were sized & then plans were sent out for an engineer review & stamp = required for my permit
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the last 16' foot span we did needed an I beam.


Get an engineer. Thats a long span.

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