Is it necessary when raising a load bearing wall 4 feet to install a new beam in the exact spot where the wall originally was?

Answer that depends: if it's carrying old dimensional lumber floor or ceiling joists that are lapped at the wall, yes. if it's carrying floor or roof trusses, you may be able to get a repair detail from... Read More »

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What size beam you need to support a 10 ft span load bearing wall?

Depends on how much weight is above it!! but on 1 -2 story wood framed structures triple 2x12's glued and nailed will do the trick

Does an excessively heavy load of bran muffins need to be fixed to a load bearing wall?

How do you build a bread box that will accomodate bran muffins? In Do It Yourself (DIY) - Asked by Uncle Wayne's Uncle Joe - 0 answers - 2 minutes ago If I mixed bran flakes with putty, would that... Read More »

How far apart do studs have to be for a load bearing wall?

The studs of a residential load-bearing wall are positioned either 16 inches or 24 inches apart. Studs used for residential load-bearing walls are 2 inches by 4 inches or 2 inches by 6 inches and a... Read More »

Are all studs on a load-bearing wall necessary?

On One Hand: Do Not Alter Load-Bearing WallsLoad-bearing walls typically have studs that are 16 inches apart. If you alter a load-bearing wall by removing some of the studs, you may weaken it. The ... Read More »