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Old 02-09-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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I am doing some remolding in my downstairs on my one story bungalow and it has two support posts that are 9' 2" between them and 11' 3" from one post to the outside wall and 12' from the other support post to the other outside wall. Can you please let me know if I need to add any other support posts. I am located in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Nobody here is going to make any definite comments on load bearing walls. All suggestions will be to get an engineer in to do the calculations and tell you what you need to do or not do.

You could post picture to see if anyone has anything to say.

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What makes you think you might need more?
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If the house is standing up now, it is most likely that it will continue that way.
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What makes you think you might need more?
Three feet from one post there is a wall that I want to remove and there are three 2 x 4's nuder the load bearing beam. These three 2 x 4's are part of a wall that I want to remove.
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Three feet from one post there is a wall that I want to remove and there are three 2 x 4's nuder the load bearing beam. These three 2 x 4's are part of a wall that I want to remove.
A picture would be helpful.
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This is a pretty common thread on this forum, i.e. I want to do some (possibly structural) work on my house such as (remove bearing wall, remove post, remove beam) and I want to know if it is OK. It is a BAD PLAN to design structural improvements based on an internet chat group for a lot of reasons.

1. No one on the group has seen, or will see, your house.
2. You have no idea who on this group knows anything and who is blowing smoke.
3. Suppose you get an answer that seems like it might be reasonable. Are you really going to build based on a chat room answer?
4. You might need a building permit , and it is unlikely you can take a chat room design to your building inspector.

Recommendation: Get an engineer or architect to design the job for you.

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