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HELP REMOVING LOAD BEARING WALL

HELP REMOVING LOAD BEARING WALL

HELP REMOVING LOAD BEARING WALL

(OP)
I plan to remove a load bearing wall to open up my kitchen / didning room / living room into one big great room . I want to make sure I use the right hangers or tie-in for the job.   

My architect calls for (2) 1-3/4" x 9-1/2" Micro Lam LVL beams bolted together. This new beam will be sopported by steel poles on each end. The new beam will sit on top of the existing joists.

I am wondering what type of hanger or bracket is out there for me to attach each joist to the new beam ?

My joists are not full length joists , they are 2 pieces that meet in the middle and overlap each other. They currently are supported by the wall I want to remove.

I am not sure on the type of bracket or Hanger to use ?
Please help.

RE: HELP REMOVING LOAD BEARING WALL

Check out Simpson Products

www.strongtie.com

RE: HELP REMOVING LOAD BEARING WALL

(OP)
I have already checked thier web site. I could not find the exact application for my job.  I did e-mail them to see what they reccomend.  

If anyone else has a suggestion ?

RE: HELP REMOVING LOAD BEARING WALL

(OP)
I have pictures I can send if anyone wants I can e-mail them.

RE: HELP REMOVING LOAD BEARING WALL

Some kind of extended hanger would be necessary and you are right, I'm not sure I remember Simpson having anything like that.

You could look at their straps, though, and use four straps for each joist.  Just nail the strap to the sides and/or top of the LVL and extend them down to the sides of the joists.  You would use 4 of them at each crossing.  Should be plenty of capacity.

RE: HELP REMOVING LOAD BEARING WALL

(OP)
Yea , that was an idea. 4 would probably work. I have sent them a message to ask thier suggestion. Thanks so much!

RE: HELP REMOVING LOAD BEARING WALL

Hi! I am doing the same thing at our house... removing part of a wall to open up space from kitchen to dining room.  Just wondering how your project turned out?  I would love to see before and or after pics to help me figure mine out?  Trying to fihure out beam placement, hangers, etc!

Thanks, Chris

RE: HELP REMOVING LOAD BEARING WALL

Maybe I'm not running on all cylinders this morning.  In the original question, why aren't the ceiling joists butting into or resting on the proposed twin LVL beam?  What load is it carrying if the beam is above the ceiling joists?

If you are attempting to have a flush ceiling, the architect could have the ceiling joists hanging (with hangers)to the sides of the LVL beam.  By shoring the ceiling joists a few feet away from the wall being removed (where the LVL beam ultimately goes), you can support the load and give yourself some work area.  Check if the joists are blocked so there is no chance of joist rotation when you and your friends are pulling up and pushing the LVL beam into place.  You will have more ceiling drywall to replace.

(I think the Taunton Book Store (Fine Home Builsing) has a book with some details of how this works).

I'm still wondering about the orignal thread.  I hope the recommended LVL beam isn't above and through the bottom members of roof trusses.

Good Luck  

RE: HELP REMOVING LOAD BEARING WALL

(OP)
All please check out the below site I have made. Check it out and let me know the comments. Almost done , I will have finished pics soon ...

Thanks for all the help....

Rgds
Bob

RE: HELP REMOVING LOAD BEARING WALL

(OP)
All please check out the below site I have made. Check it out and let me know the comments. Almost done , I will have finished pics soon ...

Thanks for all the help....


Here is the site I made :

http://s4a.homestead.com/remodle.html

Rgds
Bob

RE: HELP REMOVING LOAD BEARING WALL

"Remodle"?

RE: HELP REMOVING LOAD BEARING WALL

Actually, that is a great way to support the ceiling without having to worry about cracks due to stiffness irregularities in the beam v. joist.

The remodel looks great!

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