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Using microlam headers to replace a supporting wall in your home

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« on: September 28, 2008, 06:23:55 pm »

Laminated beams have made it possible to do a lot of 'open floor plan' rehabs that would not otherwise have been cost effective.  As with everything in building supply, there is always some pirate willing to make it cheaper and sell it for less... so you have to be careful when looking for bargains.

If you get any 'drop' in the ceiling structure when you remove the wall (and you often do) you will have to jack the free end up into place.  It's a good idea to have a basement jack's a screw type jack but usually will be easy to position and engineer, and has the horsepower you'll need.  And a couple of friends to stand around criticizing, cracking your beers, and maybe lending an occasional hand... another good idea.
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