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steel plates to carry above structural load on load bearing beam


Posted by LJ in TX on January 1st, 2002 09:10 AM
In reply to Removal of Floor Support Beam by Ray on January 1st, 2002 12:58 AM [Go to top of thread]

steel plates should work, but you should consult with a professional licenced structural engineer to size them....also it probably would be best to bolt the steel plates to the 2z wood beam that is used. we had a load bearing wall removed in our ouse that spans probably 12 feet and had a significant load above and we use a half inch steel plate sandwiched between two 2x12s all bolted together to make the beam and YES the steel plate and complete beam needs to run to both load bearing walls on each end...HOPE this helps. LJ

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