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03:16PM | 10/28/13
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the home is 40 years old, its 24 x 42 there is a wall dividing the kitchen from a bedroom, we want to change the bedroom to a livingroom and have the wall removed from between the two rooms to make it all open, this wall is a carring wall for the roof. is it possible to remove the wall and put a supporting beam to support the roof, is this possible to do.

David, Moderator

11:47PM | 02/08/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
221 lifetime posts
A little hard to say for sure without seeing. Should be doable if done properly.
I would have a talk with your local code enforcer and a structural engineer as to the size of the beam required for stability.
If you have never conquered a project like this, I would recommend hiring a contractor at least for the beam placement.
At the top of this page is a tab "find a pro " which may be helpful for finding a reputable contractor in your area.
Thanks
David
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