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alpat

06:07AM | 11/29/01
Member Since: 11/28/01
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I want to remove a bearing wall that separates 2 bedrooms in my 2nd floor Cape Cod style home in order to make 1 larger bedroom. The bedroom in the rear of the house is a shed dormer with ceiling joists that run approx 8ft 6in form the outside wall to the bearing wall that separates the bedrooms. The adjacent bedroom in the front of the house has a sloped ceiling with the ceiling joists running approx 6ft 6in to the same bearing wall. My question is do I need to run the supports for the Gluelam carrying beam that I plan to use all the way down to the basement foundation which would entail opening the wall on the first floor as well as the basement wall as I have knee walls there??
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