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Old 07-10-2011, 11:05 AM   #1
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Support beams under a shotgun style house


I am needing to know the size of beams I will need to replace the main support beams that run vertical under the house and how to do it? My husband is very experienced in concrete and woodworking so just some detailed info would be great.

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we will need a little more info and pics if possible. what size beams are you replacing? what are they made of, wood or concrete? why are you replacing them?

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As MustangMike mentioned, more information is necessary; specifically measure the span from exterior wall to the center support (girder) and let us know if it is a one or two story house (and if it is a two-story, if the 2nd floor has a bearing wall that transfers a load down to the girder you are replacing, also mention what the use of the rooms are.
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