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Old 04-01-2012, 11:00 AM   #16
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replacing a beam ?


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You might not need a footing and the column you want to move 3' depending on the size of the flitch plates that might be spec'd out by an engineer. This is done all the time when wanting to remove columns. You have no choice but to have an architect or engineer come out and spec it for you. As to the cost of that, no one can give you an accurate answer for that in your area unless they are from your area.
Total agreement and I can have a piece of steel or glue lam delivered Monday. I can pluck rabbits out of my hat too using the same math. Without architect or engineer signing off on at least the dead loads on the beam, post, and additional foundation support needed?

Of course beams and posts get moved all the time and steel and glue lams support houses everywhere. Moving a beam, or more importantly its support 3' central to the house structure may seem a casual thing. Weigh the material built resting on that beam please. Add in furniture, flooring and not to suggest you fat and even suggesting your kid butt ugly?

Add live loads like a couple hundred pounds of people and pets. You are near me so we know about snow although this winter was really weird. Ever calculated what snow weighs in a bad winter? That beam of yours really does take on your snow load all the way down from the roof. Moving it 3' without an engineer or architect will cost you.

That beam and post structure has to support you all. Respect it.

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Old 04-01-2012, 11:06 AM   #17
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Total agreement and I can have a piece of steel or glue lam delivered Monday. I can pluck rabbits out of my hat too using the same math. Without architect or engineer signing off on at least the dead loads on the beam, post, and additional foundation support needed?

Of course beams and posts get moved all the time and steel and glue lams support houses everywhere. Moving a beam, or more importantly its support 3' central to the house structure may seem a casual thing. Weigh the material built resting on that beam please. Add in furniture, flooring and not to suggest you fat and even suggesting your kid butt ugly?

Add live loads like a couple hundred pounds of people and pets. You are near me so we know about snow although this winter was really weird. Ever calculated what snow weighs in a bad winter? That beam of yours really does take on your snow load all the way down from the roof. Moving it 3' without an engineer or architect will cost you.

That beam and post structure has to support you all. Respect it.
You obviously posted to the wrong person. Can you breath now....

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