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Old 11-21-2010, 02:18 PM   #1
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Cutting into wall to create a 24" tall by 15' wide crawlspace.


Hi again.
So, i think that I found a way to add more space to my office. So there is a closet in my office, I took out the doors and use is a shelving. I kinda like the way it is now.... but I need more storage space. See below:

[IMG]http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/7...paceonwall.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/5...lspaceplan.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/7769/depth.jpg[/IMG]

This seems a lot easier and faster than my other thread. I was wondering, can this work. I want to be able to support about 500-700 lbs. So, probably steal beams would be needed right?? Also, drywall, what is the best that should be used in this type of situation.
I want the "crawl space" to span the entire 15' wall, but should I have space between the "closet" and the "crawl space?"
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Other then putting the door in the middle for easier access, this should work without a steel beam.
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So it would be able to hold half a ton without a steel beam! Ok great! Now, what about the beams supporting the house, how do I go about those???
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So it would be able to hold half a ton without a steel beam! Ok great! Now, what about the beams supporting the house, how do I go about those???
Call in a structural engineer to advise you based on an onsite inspection.
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