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Old 03-14-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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how far apart do support beams need to be?

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depends on the beam size, span, & load to be supported,,, your architect/engineer has tables for this while your local bldg inspector has no clue - this explains why plans need a professional stamp - so the bldg inspector won't be on the hook when it falls down

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Hello Tampers and welcome to the best darn DIY'r site on the web.

Now that a real good question, but a better is question is whats on top of the beam, or do you really want to know how far the post need to be apart, which leads back to the question what on top of the beam.

The farther they are apart the bigger they have to be.

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Hi thanks for the quick responses all, Let's see I have a bungalow and in the basement I want to move a support beam about six feet. the room is 18.5 feet wide. Right now the beam is smack in the middle of the room. What's above it....a hallway.
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seriously doubt you can receive a satisfactory answer from anyone on the forum other than consult a professional arch or engineer,,, this is a demanding project that calls for expertise from all incl the contractor
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Hi thanks for the quick responses all, Let's see I have a bungalow and in the basement I want to move a support beam about six feet. the room is 18.5 feet wide. Right now the beam is smack in the middle of the room. What's above it....a hallway.
Are you for real?

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