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Old 03-14-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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Need to support a ridge beam 5.25"x16"x30'. Clear span want to hide the the beam in my walls so im limited to a 5.5 depth but can go as wide as needed. Can the support pole be wider than the actual beam? or is it pointless.

The beam also needs to be continuous to the foundation? Or can it sit on the top plate as long as i have a support path through the wall down to the foundation?

Had a hard time finding pictures of ridge beam support.
What does your blueprint say?
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Typically a BD is going to go over blueprints in a plan review and they're going to be looking for blueprints prepared by a licensed engineer who will place a raised embossed seal on the original prints you are turning in with your permit application. I'm guessing you're not a licensed engineer, and most of us here are not either, and even if one of us was that person might not have enough information to answer the question...

When I hear ridge beam I think of the board at the peak of a roof... That doesn't sound like what you're talking about, is this just a beam under floor or ceiling joists and what is it supporting? If you're talking about it being inside a wall, why not just make a load bearing wall?
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