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Old 12-19-2010, 07:59 AM   #1
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I have to put in a door in a load bearing wall. The load bearing beam is horizontal and it holds up the structural integrity of the house. What would be a ballpark estimate of what a contractor will charge me to displace the load bearing beam around the hole that needs to be put in for the door?

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Old 12-19-2010, 08:11 AM   #2
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I have to put in a door in a load bearing wall. The load bearing beam is horizontal and it holds up the structural integrity of the house. What would be a ballpark estimate of what a contractor will charge me to displace the load bearing beam around the hole that needs to be put in for the door?
No one can answer that here for you. Call a few and ask them. That's the only way you will get the right answer.

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I have to put in a door in a load bearing wall. The load bearing beam is horizontal and it holds up the structural integrity of the house. What would be a ballpark estimate of what a contractor will charge me to displace the load bearing beam around the hole that needs to be put in for the door?
Your description of a load bearing beam makes no sense. Load bearing beams are not laid on their side(horizontal). As Joe said, get someone in there who knows what he's doing to look at the structure you have. This requires an onsite inspection, not internet speculation.
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