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Re: Load bearing wall weight

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Stephen Newell

11-16-2012 04:17:51

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A steel supplier won't give you advice on the size of an I beam you need. I think the cost of hiring an engineer to look at it would be better spent in steel. A I-beam is realitively cheap. If you have the means of handling it a 10" or 12" I-beam should handle anything. I put a 10-26 I-beam 20' in a house to hold up a second story. I had a engineer give the recomendation on that one. I also built a bridge on my property which span 24' with 2 12" I-beams which I've been driving vehicles over for years. The beams were less than $200.00 each. As far as handling it a 10"-26 I-beam weights 26 pounds per lin ft.

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gene bender

11-16-2012 04:47:01

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 Re: Load bearing wall weight in reply to Stephen Newell, 11-16-2012 04:17:51  
I must have a better steel dealer than you have.

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Billy NY

11-16-2012 04:56:01

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 Re: Load bearing wall weight in reply to gene bender, 11-16-2012 04:47:01  
Or he has very good error and omission insurance.

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