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Old 03-24-2008, 07:36 AM   #1
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Removing wall, installing header..recommendations?


My friend added on a third stall to his garage. He wants to remove the load bearing wall between the addition and the existing garage(garage only, no living space above). Any suggestions on best method to build temp wall (or how to support) while installing micro lam?

FYI: im sure he already has a method picked out, I just want to understand if there are any other options out there.

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No one has ever installed a header in an existing load bearing wall?

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You need to provide more information, like, ceiling joist locations, what end the addition is on in relation to the roof line, etc...

Generally, the best method to build a temp support wall is by placing it perpendicular to (under) the joists/rafters. etc. The temp wall's placement is directly affected, by the layout of the roof framing/truss placement/ceiling joist framing, etc.
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Ok,

I will assume that you are saying that "someone attempted" to add an addition onto your garage. It sounds like the most likely scenerio is that you have a gabled roof on your garage. It also sounds like you most likely tried to add on an addition to the gable end of the garage.

Did you get a permit? (it would have been required) If so, the building department should have asked for a structural design, as to your method to properly support the new addition and the existing garage's structure.

Do you have trusses?

Do you have a ridge beam with rafters?
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