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I have a load bearing wall that I am eliminating and putting in a lam beam. My question is, what is the best way to tie into the existing walls on either side of the wall we are dropping. I am just curious as to the best way to tie the lam beam into the other walls to provide a solid structural tie in. The beam is only a 10' section of wall that we are dropping. what would be better for this application a 2x10 or a 2x12 lam beam ? Thanks for in advance for your help
 

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I have a load bearing wall that I am eliminating and putting in a lam beam. My question is, what is the best way to tie into the existing walls on either side of the wall we are dropping. I am just curious as to the best way to tie the lam beam into the other walls to provide a solid structural tie in. The beam is only a 10' section of wall that we are dropping. what would be better for this application a 2x10 or a 2x12 lam beam ? Thanks for in advance for your help
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I have a load bearing wall that I am eliminating and putting in a lam beam. My question is, what is the best way to tie into the existing walls on either side of the wall we are dropping. I am just curious as to the best way to tie the lam beam into the other walls to provide a solid structural tie in. The beam is only a 10' section of wall that we are dropping. what would be better for this application a 2x10 or a 2x12 lam beam ? Thanks for in advance for your help
Any "GC" should know how to post up a beam in a wall. Do you know what jack studs are:whistling
 

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Any "GC" should know how to post up a beam in a wall. Do you know what jack studs are:whistling
We sometimes call'em trimmers on the left coast.
 

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I have a load bearing wall that I am eliminating and putting in a lam beam. My question is, what is the best way to tie into the existing walls on either side of the wall we are dropping. I am just curious as to the best way to tie the lam beam into the other walls to provide a solid structural tie in. The beam is only a 10' section of wall that we are dropping. what would be better for this application a 2x10 or a 2x12 lam beam ? Thanks for in advance for your help
Are the "existing" walls part of the wall you are removing, and in line with it on either side? if so, treat it like a header in a R.O. just use 3 or 4 jack(trimmer) studs. ;)
 

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Simple answer to the last question.
A 2x12 beam is BETTER than a 2x10 beam

Always glad to help with the tough questions.
 

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What a lot of HO's err people forget to consider is not just the header size but also the footing size.You are taking weight that was spread out over a 10' span and now it is going to be bearing on two 6" or so areas.If the wall was holding up only ceiling joists it is not usually a problem.But anything else and you can have big trouble.
 
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