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Beam question

1193 Views 8 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  mikem201
I was just curious for supporting a beam on the first floor of a 2nd story house, which supports the 2nd story load I know you have trimmers and jack studs on the side but do you need a vertical support in the middle of the beam? Also, these trimmers have to extend all the way down to the foundation, correct? Do you just cut a hole in the floor and make sure your trimmers studs are long enough to extend all the way down to foundation?
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No just needs to be solid if that means blocking between joists over top plates and adding studs below til you get to foundation,
As far as the one in the middle depends on the span of the beam type of beam and weight sbove
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