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Posted by Scott on September 20th, 2002 12:20 PM
In reply to cost to remove load bearing wall by Krista Stenhaug on September 20th, 2002 09:27 AM [Go to top of thread]

Any elect.,heating,plumb, the least of your concerns right now.A 15 foot,load bearing wall that is to be removed will require an engineered beam(either steel I beam or double or triple LVL)and should be OK'd by Building Dept.Without knowing the type of structure you have and what is above,and what codes apply to where you live,I know for a fact that you should get a structural engineer to evaluate your situation.I would NOT let the local handyman do this job, even if licenced or bonded and blessed by the Pope!This job requires a pro with skill and experience(and with licence,bond,insurance.)Your local Build.Dept.may know of such a contractor.As for cost...big $$$$$.Please post back with any updates of your project,because it is a very interesting one.Luck

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