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06:55PM | 10/09/03
Member Since: 03/09/03
26 lifetime posts
I have an old home with brick walls in the basement. There is one load-bearing brick wall down the center of the basement. On top of this wall is a 2x10 beam running the length of the house. Currently there is a 6x6 inch opening cut out of the main beam for a return duct. I need to run an additional return duct through that same wall. Should I cut another hole in the main beam or should I lower the return duct and go through the brick wall?




09:21AM | 11/16/03
Member Since: 11/15/03
4 lifetime posts
I agree the beam should be repaired, both openings should be placed in the brick with a steel reinfored opening.

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