We are opening up walls in the house.
The contractor's proposed paralam for the ~25'
span. Becuase how the ceiling trusses are sitting
on the existing beam, it's major labor/cost to
replace existing beams with the paralam.
I am wondering if there is a way to cap the
existing beams around the bottom with a U-shape
steel pipe, hence, none of the existing beams &
trusses need to be touched in any major way.
Do you know if such u-shape steel pipe exists or
can be custom-ordered?